Crowdsourced Nightwish fan documentary ‘To Nightwish With Love’ Released

After almost a year of filming, crowdsourced fan documentary ‘To Nighwish with Love’ has been released on the Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company) website.

Hundreds of hours of material have been collected since October 2015, by more than 60 fans from 50 countries. These fans answered questions about their fandom and the band and performed weekly tasks presented to them in front of a mobile phone camera.

NIGHTWISH at their 20 year anniversary show at Himos, Finland with ex-bassplayer Sami and Jukka (Photo: Timo Isoaho)
NIGHTWISH at their 20 year anniversary show at Himos, Finland with ex-bassplayer Sami and Jukka (Photo: Timo Isoaho)

“In the end, fans from over fifty countries participated,” say the directors of the documentary, Kaisa Alenius and Harto Hänninen. “It has been an eye opening experience to see that people with completely different background can suddenly share similar ideas about life, identity and art. This is the power of fandom.”

Alongside the full-feature documentary film, Yle’s production team has used the material to create an 18 episode online series. It sees fans learn Finnish and discuss the universe of music, as well as the different vocalists the band has seen. One of the most important themes of the online series is love – it seems Nightwish’s music has helped fans through difficult times, but also connected people.

“This is a documentary that I’d like to see right away,” said Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish upon hearing about the crowdsourced project at Yle, Finland’s national public service broadcasting company.

Check out “To Nightwish with Love” here.

In other Nightwish news, the band announced a new release date for the two-concert live DVD “Vehicle Of Spirit” of November 25th.

The band are continuing to perform around the world on their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015-2016”, in support of their latest release ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’.

08.09. P Lisbon – Coliseu
10.09. E Madrid – Barclaycard Center
12.09. IT Mantova – Palabam
14.09. BG Sofia – Arena Armeec
02.10. KR Seoul – Samsung Blue Square
05.10. CN Shenzeng – A8 Live House
07.10. CN Shanghai – QSW Culture Center
09.10. J Tokio – Loud Park
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