UPDATED 2:37 p.m. ET: C.J. Wallis' "definitive" Mac Miller documentary will not go forward as planned.
Shortly after announcing the project, the director returned to Twitter to announce the untitled film has been shelved indefinitely. Wallis said he made the decision at the request of Mac's family. You can check out his explanation 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.
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The film will be produced through his and Mallory Kennedy's Margrette Bird Pictures, per Deadline. Wallis said Monday he plans to begin gathering interviews and additional footage over the next year. He also asked fans to reach out to him with suggestions on specific interviewees.
Though no release date has been set, an IMDb page listed as "Untitled Mac Miller Project" lists a projected release year of 2020.
So, over the next year I'm going to start collecting interviews & content to make the definitive @MacMiller documentary for his family, friends & fans...— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 3, 2019
Please share & tag anyone you think we need to speak with! #birdseyeview #ripmac pic.twitter.com/PmmOhU5g3A
the volume of personal experiences and outpouring of love you are showing mac via my DMs is unbelievable— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
Wallis has an extended music video history that includes a slew of work with Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa, as well as creative direction work for Jet Life Recordings. He's also helmed Perfect Bid, a documentary about infamous The Price Is Right contestant Ted Slauson that's currently available on Netflix.
In May, MusiCares announced the Mac Miller Legacy Fund for artists struggling with substance abuse.
"It's critically important to our family to fund a safety net for artists and musicians who are struggling with substance addiction," Mac's family said in a statement announcing the fund, which includes nearly $1 million raised through last year's A Celebration of Life tribute concert in Los Angeles. "No life should be cut short for lack of expert help."