Step inside the world of Gouryella.
Ferry Corsten’s Gouryella, It’s a Fine Day and Symbiotic are proud to present the first screening of the much anticipated documentary film ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’.
The world premiere will take place at the Hawthorn’s Lido Cinema in Melbourne on Wednesday January 4th 2017, where fans and industry figures will be treated to an exclusive evening screening attended by Ferry, topping off a monumental 2016 for Gouryella as we enter the new year.
The film goes behind the scenes with the legendary Trance act as he plays across the globe for the first time under his classic alias, combining footage from world-class events, in the studio and also features special appearances by Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond and many more.
“It seems fitting that, seeing that Gouryella is a native Australian word meaning “Heaven” and Australia was the first country to launch the Gouryella live show, they would be the first country to see the documentary as well, ” Ferry Corsten exclusively told The Trance Project.
Tickets will go onsale Monday 19 December at 10am AEDT and can be purchased via official ticket seller Moshtix.
The Trance Project caught up with Ferry Corsten ahead of next month’s premiere – read the full interview below and check out the official trailer.
World Exclusive Interview with Ferry Corsten
The last time we talked, you were just about to premiere the stage debut of Gouryella in Australia. Fast forward 10 months, you’ve captured the hearts of thousands of fans across the globe with your superb sets under the classic guise, released a limited edition Gouryella box set and in 2017 you will premiere a special Gouryella documentary titled ‘From the Heavens’. How does it feel to have successfully made it this far with Gouryella?
It’s been an amazing trip! I really put a lot of my heart and soul into the Gouryella project and to show what Gouryella is about, what it means for me and what inspired me to make the project and show. The team and I have been working really hard on the documentary and I’m super excited to see how it is all coming together. I can’t wait for the premiere of the documentary in Australia.
How did the idea for the documentary come together and what inspired you to tell the Gouryella story through film?
We actually weren’t planning on releasing a documentary but we had been filming the show for our own private use. However, we noticed we were receiving such positive reviews about the shows and the message behind the show so we thought we would go further into the concept and let fans understand why the Gouryella show was made how it was…and that became the documentary.
What does it mean to bring the world premiere of the documentary to Australia?
It seems fitting that, seeing that Gouryella is a native Australian word meaning “Heaven” and Australia was the first country to launch the Gouryella live show, they would be the first country to see the documentary as well. I’ve always loved travelling to Australia and it has a special place in my heart.
What message, if any, do you want audiences to walk away with after watching it?
I hope you enjoyed the documentary, the show, the music, and understand what Gouryella means to me and why things happened the way they did.
What was the most memorable part of making this documentary?
I think watching the footage has actually been the most memorable. When I’m performing at the shows I don’t get to see much of my own show as I’m the one DJing and watching the crowd. Seeing the footage and hearing the music allows me to enjoy the show from “the other side” – it’s fantastic. It’s been also great seeing the reactions of fans and fellow DJs.
What do you feel like you’ve learned from working on the documentary?
Telling your story through music and telling your story through words and pictures are two completely different things. Although they can’t live without each other.
The Gouryella sound is really unlike much else nowadays. Is there a particular track you’re most proud of? Can we expect new music under the alias in 2017?
I’m really happy with ‘Anahera’, but I might be even happier with the way ‘Neba’ turned out. Although it took me a while to get my head back in the ‘Gouryella space’, I’m just very thankful that I found the sound of “Gouryella” again in those tracks. I’m currently working on my Ferry Corsten album for 2017. I’m super excited about that.
What do you think the legacy of Gouryella will be in years, decades to come?
I hope people will always remember Gouryella as something more than just music. More like the beauty of life itself.
Would you like to give a message to your Aussie fans?
Thanks so much guys for supporting me. I’m lucky and happy to have you guys with me to ring in the new year and watch the premiere of Gouryella the documentary together!
World premiere in Melbourne of Ferry Corsten’s ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’ documentary
Cinema: Lido Cinema 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Time: 20:00pm – 21:00pm
Screening tickets available here on Monday 19 December.