(US) Gravitas Ventures announced today that they have acquired the North American theatrical, VOD, and DVD rights to BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF, an emotionally open and honest documentation of the biggest selling boy band of all time. The film was directed by Stephen Kijak (STONES IN EXILE, SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN) and stars original group members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, all of whom were producers on the film along with Mia Bays. Gravitas has scheduled a Theatrical and Video-On-Demand release for January 30.
BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF is a surprising and rewarding journey filmed over 2 years that delves into the extremes of fame, fortune, betrayal and renewal. The documentary follows the members as they share their lives with us and relive their journey together, revealing new and old tensions that need confronting and resolving.
“From 1992 to 2002 we were the biggest band in the world. No one thought it was going to be as big as it was,” says Brian Littrell who goes on to say “Then it just stopped. And what do you do when you’re a full grown man in a boy band?”
The multiple award winning and Grammy-nominated group has sold 130 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling boy band in history. Not only have their first 9 albums all debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 100 but they have gone gold and platinum in 46 countries. The Backstreet Boys are the only group in Canadian history to have 3 consecutive diamond albums commemorating sales of over 10 million records and they hold 2 diamond awards in the US. The group also made history when their anticipated 11-week, 39-city 1999-2000 North American MILLENNIUM arena tour sold out within the first hour. The Backstreet Boys continue to be an essential figure in pop culture receiving a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.
The documentary will have its world television premiere as part of the Emmy Award-winning “VH1 Rock Docs” franchise slated to debut on VH1 Spring of 2015.