The film is part of a Kickstarter campaign that allows fans special access and bonuses.
The project was announced today on Kickstarter. Director Gavin Rivoire was given "complete and never-before-seen personal and professional access" to Garnier for three years, according to the press release. Off The Record focuses mostly on Garnier's 2018-2019 world tour and includes interviews with figures such as Jeff Mills, Derrick May, Carl Cox and more.
"I have always been very touched by [Rivoire's] sense of rhythm, narration and staging," says Garnier. "I love the intimacy and the poetry that emerges from each of his films, and I am always amazed and moved by the way he uses—and visualises—the music."
The documentary comes as part of a Kickstarter campaign with a symbolic funding goal of $1, meaning it will be fully funded regardless of fan contributions. (As of this writing, the documentary has raised $56,000.) Fans who donate money will receive bonuses like having their name featured in end credits, access to a private Facebook group, merchandise, music and an invitation to an exclusive party that will be filmed for the documentary, depending on the amount.
Watch a trailer for Off The Record.