From the mind of Daniel Johns, get ready for one hell of a ride back to the 90s and beyond in a genre-bending, semi-autobiographical featurette that puts reality and fantasy in a hyper-speed spin cycle.
Off the back of FutureNever, Daniel Johns‘ first full-length solo record since 2015’s Talk, comes an exciting new output from the Australian icon. From the mind of Johns, one of the most decorated Australian musicians of his generation, What If The Future Never Happened? is a genre-bending, semi-autobiographical featurette that puts reality and fantasy in a hyper-speed spin cycle.
It’s 1994, mere months before a teenage rockstar called Daniel (played by Rasmus King in this film) would supposedly conquer the global music world. On this ordinary day in regional Australia, while escaping the routine torment of three local bullies (led by newcomer Lockie Ranson), a chance interaction with a mysterious figure from the future will change Daniel’s ‘Tomorrow’ forever…get it?
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A Grammy, Emmy, ARIA and APRA winning composer, What If The Future Never Happened? is soundtracked by Johns’ chart-topping solo album FutureNever interspersed with orchestral reinterpretations of his Silverchair classics. Since its release in late April, FutureNever has become the longest-reigning top 10 Australian album of 2022.
After changing the podcast game with his podcast Who Is Daniel Johns?, What If The Future Never Happened? is another bold statement. Produced by Clockwork Films, Michael Hollis, Heath Johns and Heath George and directed by James Medlam, the forthcoming film will features a strong cast with King, Ranson, as well as Autumn Fawn, Kobi Williams, Quinlan Deakin, Charlie Farmer, Christian Morison, Christopher Jarret with Daniel Johns.
The film blurs the line between cinema and music video, shatters the boundary between biopic and sci-fi fantasy and further cements Daniel Johns as a pioneering creator making art that defies convention and boundaries. Is there anything Daniel Johns can’t do? Stay tuned for more on this one.
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