The Man Who Walked Around the World

The Man Who Walked Around the World

BAFTA-winning director Anthony Wonke's new feature documentary airs this week, starring Johnnie Walker

Since its announcement back in the summer, anticipation has been building for BAFTA-award winner Antony Wonke's upcoming feature documentary about Scotch whisky icon Johnnie Walker – and you can watch the official trailer now.

The 60 second preview for The Man Who Walked Around the World – which launches this week and is available to watch at themanwho.film (Thu 12 Nov) features contributions from Wu-Tang Clan's Cappadonna, actress and activist Sophia Bush, rock musician Zakk Wylde, 88rising's Sean Miyashiro, advertising legend Sir John Hegarty and many more.

Following his account of the world's biggest sports star in Ronaldo and capturing the journey of Star Wars in The Director & the Jedi, Oscar-nominated director Anthony Wonke was inspired to turn his camera to the world's largest Scotch whisky brand after seeing the famous Striding Man show up time and again in films, music videos and bars wherever he travelled in the world.

He said, 'The symbol of the Striding Man seems to be everywhere in some shape or form and has taken on a significance of its own. It kind of transcended a brand to become truly iconic.

'We've been on an amazing journey, going through years' worth of footage and speaking to people from all walks of life to create this film – actors, musicians, barmen, artists, activists and a whole host more. It's a fantastic story.'

The Man Who Walked Around the World is an independent feature documentary created by Something™ Originals and produced by multi-award-winning production company Partizan. The film explores everything from the brand's origins to the part it has played in legendary Hollywood films and in the music that has defined generations. It goes deep into the whisky's cultural impact globally and looks at how, 200 years into its journey from local grocer to global icon, Johnnie Walker remains as relevant as ever.

You can watch the trailer for The Man Who Walked Around the World at themanwho.film and the full documentary will be available on the site from Thu 12 Nov.

The Man Who Walked Around the World

  • 2020
  • UK
  • 43min
  • Directed by: Anthony Wonke

Documentary about how Johnnie Walker whisky became a part of popular culture.

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