Composer John Powell earns his first Emmy nomination for his work on Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (here’s our review) before debuting on Apple TV+. It’s also Powell’s first official foray into a genre he hadn’t previously worked with: documentary.
I had the chance to speak with Powell about meeting director Davis Guggenheim and engaging with music for nonfiction, as well as many standout scores of his career, including music for Face/Off, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Bourne Supremacy.
You can watch the video above, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Davis Guggenheim, the film recounts Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words. Using documentary, archival and scripted elements, it tells the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood. It accounts his public life full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss with his never-before-seen private journey including the years that followed his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29. The film chronicles Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails and explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie is streaming on Apple TV+.