YouTube Red has welcomed another tour documentary as a part of its growing library of original programs. On 17 May 2017, the service will chronicle the life of YouTube sensation (9.2 million subscribers and 1.7 billion video views) and electronic violinist extraordinaire, dancer, performance artist and composer, Lindsey Stirling. The documentary which is titled Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough, follows Lindsey on her worldwide tour in support of her third studio album Brave Enough and features performances, in-depth interviews and never-before-seen footage of her life on the road. Fans will be given a rare behind-the-scenes look at both the triumphs and tragedies that have helped shape Lindsey’s career.
To create the forthcoming feature film, YouTube Red has partnered with the award-winning production company, Magical Elves (Top Chef, Project Runway). The film was directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Katy Perry: Part of Me). Lindsey, Alexandra Lipsitz, Ty Stiklorius, Adina Friedman, and Rich Eckersley serve as executive producers.
Lindsey has played to sold-out audiences around the world. Her unique blend of dance moves, violin skills, and creative costumes have allowed her music videos to become viral hits, and her album releases garner big sales. In a clip from the documentary (see below), Lindsey said, “I know what it feels like to be afraid. I know what it feels like to not believe in myself. I know what it feels like to look in the mirror and hate everything that you see.” Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube, commented, “Lindsey is a remarkable talent who stayed true to her vision and found her audience on YouTube. This documentary celebrates her unique sound and showcases the creative force behind the music. She faces life’s challenges with an optimistic spirit that her fans love – and one that is truly inspiring.”
About the album, Brave Enough, Lindsey commented, “I’ve learned how to open my heart in a way I’ve never opened it before. You [must] be brave to do that. That’s why the album is called Brave Enough. The vulnerability is often seen as a sign of weakness; however, the exact opposite is true. The people who are authentic and vulnerable are the bravest.” She continues, “I want people to feel like they can be brave enough do the things they want to do. Everybody has hopes and dreams. Teach yourself to gain the courage you may not have at the moment. This record is proof you can.”