Update: June 4, 2019 - 3:14 p.m: CJ Wallis has halted production of his just-announced Mac Miller documentary. In a series of tweets, Wallis revealed that Miller's family and manager Christian Clancy asked him to "hold off on the project" after it was announced. See his tweets below:
UPDATE:— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
We tweeted our intentions to begin developing a doc on Mac over the next year. At the same time, we reached out to all those closest to him to begin the process of making it official. 1/4
We heard back from @christianclancy & The Estate who said the family has requested we hold off on the project at this time.— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
We immediately compiled as the last thing we'd want is to negatively impact anyone involved, quite the opposite.
We felt comfortable announcing our intentions in advance of receiving permission because they were just that - intentions.— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
The concept was peers telling their one favorite Mac story & cutting them together as a motivational & positive picture.
Not a life story.
The outpouring of support for the doc and that it was us trying to make one was humbling, and in time perhaps we will get to see it through.— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
For now, we have hours of incredible music and thats always been more than enough.
See our original story below:
Director CJ Wallis has confirmed that he is making a documentary about the life of late rapper Mac Miller. Wallis is making the film with his own production company, Magrette Bird Pictures, and has confirmed via Twitter that he's looking for suggestions for people to speak on camera.
“So, over the next year I’m going to start collecting interviews & content to make the definitive @MacMiller documentary for his family, friends & fans,” Wallis posted Monday morning in a since-deleted tweet. "Please share & tag anyone you think we need to speak with!"
Deadline describes Wallis is a "writer, editor, animator, visual designer and director." He has worked extensively with Curren$y and holds the position of creative director at his Jet Life label.
Miller died in September 2018 following an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol, and fentanyl, according to a report from the Los Angeles Coroner's Office. He received a posthumous Grammy nomination for his final album Swimming at this year's Grammys.