Sexy. Cool. Unique. Roy Orbison was one of a kind. A 5 times Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, his genre-busting career included the most prominent musicians of his day. From his rise as a rockabilly star; the UK tour with the Beatles that launched him; his final collaboration with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne in the Travelling Wilburys — Orbison’s entire, captivating legacy.
Roy Orbison was mostly active in the 1960s, but his songs have been used as inserts in many American films since the 1980s. The film Pretty Woman, which made Julia Roberts shot to stardom, was named after Orbison’s song; In Dreams was used in Blue Velvet(1986) by David Lynch who represents postmodernism; and the Spanish version of Crying in Mulholland Drive. This documentary features interviews with Roy Orbison’s family, relatives, and artists he worked with while working in the UK and shows how he influenced future artists. (Noh Kwangwoo)
In more than 20 years as director and producer, Steve Cole has amassed a wealth of directing experience ranging through arts, music, history, biography, fly-on-the-wall, drama reconstruction, live studio, current affairs, investigative journalism, and even news. Specializing in documentary and factual entertainment, he has directed many blue-chip programmes for all of the major broadcasters.