the FANS (working title) is an upcoming documentary film/series that
aims to showcase the tremendous impact that music and role models can have on
people's lives. ABBA has achieved the remarkable feat of reaching a wide and
diverse audience, and their music has had a deep impact on the lives of many
people around the world.
The documentary will feature a diverse and international cast of ABBA fans, sharing their powerful life stories about unity, joy, creativity, and living life to the fullest, all inspired by their shared love for ABBA's unique music - and story.
Currently in the development and casting phase, we are actively seeking more participants to contribute their stories. If you have a story to share, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
We can face it together
The way old friends do
(“The Way Old Friends Do” 1979)
I have had many encounters with ABBA's
superfans, and among them are those who feel they don't fit into society's
norms and expectations - myself included. Through these meetings, and the words
of ABBA themselves, I have experienced a strong sense of confidence and
belonging, and confirmation that being an outsider or a "freak" is
both positive and more common than I had thought.
Think about yourself for a minute
and you'll find the answer in it
Everyone's a freak
(“Me and I” 1980)
To be a "freak" means owning one's identity and personality. We intend to celebrate and acknowledge that being different can be a very liberating experience.
We will be following ABBA fans from diverse backgrounds and
generations, listening to their unique stories about how ABBA has influenced
and transformed their lives, and how they have charted a course for their
future. From tales of finding community through the music to discovering their
own identity and freedom.
With love from the film director - and ABBA fan of 50 years,