‘Android In La Laland’ follows synth pioneer’s move to Los Angeles

Gary Numan is the subject of a new film which premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival last night (June 19).

‘Gary Numan: Android In La Laland’ follows the singer, his wife Gemma and their daughters Raven, Persia and Echo as they move from Sussex to Los Angeles as well as the making of Numan’s most recent album ‘Splinter’ and Numan’s bid to break into composing movie soundtracks.

It’s directed by Steve Read and Rob Alexander, whose previous credits include 2012 documentaries Knockout Scousers and The Man Whose Mind Exploded.

The synopsis for the film says: “With exclusive access to the Numan family as they unpack in California, the story unfolds at home, in the studio and on the road. It explores the many contradictions and misconceptions that have cropped up in the life of Gary Numan, with an emotional rollercoaster of an ending that reveals that the man behind the mask is human after all.”

It closes East End Film Festival on July 3 and is released in cinemas on August 26.

Numan has been cited as an influence by Nine Inch Nails, Damon Albarn, Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga. His singles ‘Are Friends Electric?’ and ‘Cars’ reached No 1, while his other Top 10 singles include ‘Complex’, ‘We Are Glass’, ‘I Die: You Die’ and ‘We Take Mystery (To Bed)’.