Ozzy Osbourne‘s son, Jack Osbourne, spoke to NYPost.com‘s “PopWrap” about “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne”, a feature-length documentary about the life of his father. You can now watch the segment below.
“God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” is premiering at the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 20 to May 1 in New York City.
“God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” remaining screening times:
* Thursday, Apr 28 at 9:30 p.m. – SVA Theater 1 Silas
* Saturday, Apr 30 at 1:00 p.m. – AMC Loews Village 7 – 2
The movie features never-before-seen archival footage of the rock star. It also has interviews with family members, friends and fellow musicians.
The film was co-produced by Jack. It was the first film released by Jack‘s production company, Jacko Productions.
The film was originally titled “Wreckage Of My Past: The Ozzy Osbourne Story”.
“God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” was directed by Mike Piscitelli and written and produced by Jordan Tappis.
Jack and Ozzy‘s wife, Sharon, financed the film themselves.
It is described as a “definitive portrait of a troubled star — told in part through the eyes of his family — (that) relives Ozzy‘s artistic triumphs while chronicling his arduous journey to sobriety and peace.”
“It’s something that came from our hearts,” Sharon told Hollyscoop.com about the film. “It’s about my husband, Jack‘s father. We [took on] the project with great passion and we feel that Jack managed to get a different side of Ozzy on film, somebody where it’s not really Ozzy Osbourne, it’s really the father on film.”
When asked what parts of Ozzy‘s life he was trying to highlight in the documentary, Jack said, “We go back to him being a school boy, all the way up to… He got sober about five years ago, and it’s all about everything kind of culminating up to that moment when he decided that… enough of the partying and let’s see what life has to offer in a kind of a sober realm. So it’s very much about him coming to terms with the fact that you can’t keep going at that level for so long; eventually you’ve gotta get sober.”