Android In La La Land is a celebration of a British music-making pioneer and the love story that helped him turn his life around.
At the end of the 1970s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world’s biggest-selling artists, “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and “Cars” were huge hits, no-one had heard, or seen, anyone like him. Asperger’s syndrome helped forge Numan’s ambition, his music and image, but it brought problems. At a time when the public knew little about the condition, the press labeled him a freak, one paper suggested his parents should have been doctored for giving birth to him. Depression, near bankruptcy and a period in the wilderness followed.
Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan, and married her…
Director / Producer: Rob Alexander
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales
Cinematography: Steve Read
Executive producers: Brad Shenfeld, Sylvia Stevens, Nadine Luque, Caroline Spry, Rebecca Long, Mike Connolly, Ian Davies
Cast: Gary Numan
Running time: 85 mins
Format: DCP, DVD
Date: 26th August 2016
Festivals: SXSW, Hotdocs, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, East End Film Festival