'TO NIGHTWISH WITH LOVE' fan documentary released - details here! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 15:02



NIGHTWISH fans have had a busy year. Since October 2015, over 60 fans from 50 countries have been filming a crowdsourced NIGHTWISH fan documentary. During the past year, fans have answered questions about their fandom and the band and have performed weekly tasks presented to them in front of a mobile phone camera.


The webproject, 'To NIGHTWISH with Love', is active on the Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company) website. Hundreds of hours of material was produced and sent to Yle by the fans. Yle's production team has used the material to create a number of web documentaries, including a full-feature documentary film.


The documentary filmed by fans discusses the band, and the fans' passion and fandom in the words of the fans themselves, in tens of different languages.


In addition to the documentary, an online series with 18 episodes is published on the 'To NIGHTWISH with Love' website. It has been edited from the material produced by the fans where the fans learn Finnish, discuss the universe of music as well as the different vocalists the band has seen. NIGHTWISH's music has helped the fans through difficult times, but it has also connected people. One of the most important themes of the online series is love.


"This is a documentary that I'd like to see right away," said Tuomas Holopainen of NIGHTWISH upon hearing about the crowdsourcing project underway at Yle, Finland's national public service broadcasting company.


The documentary was released online on Saturday 20 August, and it is now available here: http://yle.fi/aihe/to-nightwish/english