The "Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Movie" Production Notes
(L-R) Nick Jonas, Taylor Swift, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas Ph: Frank Masi,SMPSP © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The JONAS BROTHERS hit the big screen in a high-energy Walt Disney Pictures rockumentary feature film event filmed in Disney Digital 3-D.
The film blends excerpts from the brothers’ red-hot Burning Up concert tour, including guest performances by DEMI LOVATO and TAYLOR SWIFT, with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, off-thewall segments, a never-before-heard song (“Love Is on Its Way”), swarming fans and a lot of JB-style humorgiving fans never-beforeseen insights into the lives of KEVIN, JOE and NICK.
Filmed during their 2008 “Burnin’ Up” concert tour, which drew more than 1 million fans, “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” delivers unbelievably crisp imagery via Disney Digital 3-D, which proved to be a great medium for transporting audiences directly into the center of Jonas Brothers’ dynamic and fun performances and highlights why the three brothersKevin, 21, Joe, 19, and Nick, 16are America’s newest superstars. As the motion picture reveals, the Jonas Brothers have the talent, the character and the drive to stay on top, entertaining audiences and enthralling their fans for a long, long time.
The film, which also features “BIG ROB” FEGGANS, the Jonas Brothers’ head of security, is directed by Bruce Hendricks and produced by Art Repola, who previously served in the same capacities on Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert” film and Touchstone Pictures and ESPN’s “Ultimate X.”
Producing with Repola are Johnny Wright, Philip McIntyre, Kevin Jonas Sr. and Alan Sacks. The executive producers are Doug Merrifield and Vince Pace. The directors of photography are Mitchell Amundsen (“Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert,” “Ultimate X”) and Reed Smoot, A.S.C. (“Ultimate X”), and the editor is Michael Tronick, A.C.E. (Walt Disney Pictures’ “Bedtime Stories,” “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds
“I think this is a brand-new kind of experience because it’s a feature-length rockumentary in 3-D,” Joe says. “People come to our concerts and see it from the audience’s point of view, but this movie really makes you feel like you’re on stage performing with us. We had multiple cameras running on stage, so it really feels like you’re part of the experience.”
For the brothers, seeing the 3-D film is a novel experience. As Kevin says, “It was a shock. I had always been on stage during the performance, but to actually see what our performance looked like from outside ourselves was really cool.”
“But it’s not just the performances that are important,” Nick adds. “It’s the things we show behind the scenes that really stood out for us and we hope will give our fans a better idea of who we really are.”
For fans, that means seeing various facets of each of the brothers.
Kevin says: “Nick’s the leader type. We call him Mr. President for a reason. He’s very precise. He knows what’s going on. Joe is comic relief. He’s constantly making me laugh, and he’s always on top of his game.” “And Kevin’s the fun one,” Joe adds.
The Jonas Brothers’ meteoric rise has been nothing less than a pop culture phenomenon. They have been recognized for their impressive talents with several awards as well. They were Grammy®-nominated as Best New Artist in 2008.
The same year, they won six Teen Choice Awards, including Summer Song for “Burnin’ Up,” Male Hottie, Music Breakout Group, Red Carpet Icon, and Music Love Song and Music Single for “When You Look Me in the Eyes.”
In August of 2008, the brothers’ latest album, “A Little Bit Longer,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 during the filming of the movie and quickly went platinum. During the same week the album debuted, the soundtrack to “Camp Rock” featuring the Jonas Brothers was at No. 8 on the chart and Jonas Brothers’ eponymous CD was at No. 10, marking the first time an artist had held three titles in the top 10 in Sound Scan history. They also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which became the top-selling issue of 2008.
“The Jonas Brothers are a phenomenon with their generation,” director Bruce Hendricks says. “It’s quite extraordinary how talented they are: They write the songs, they’re all multi-instrumentalists. They put on an extraordinary show and are very polished. There’s almost nothing that they can’t do. All of the choreography, the outfits and the look of the stage in the film were designed and created by the Jonas Brothers. But I think the kids can relate to them on a very personal level and admire them as people as much as musicians.”
Nick says: “We hope to get the message across that as busy as we are, as much fun as we have, that at the end of the day family’s really important to us. You’ll see that we really are a family with our band and our crew and everyone who works on this with us, and we want to invite the audience into the family and come have a good time with us on stage and off stage.”
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