If you’ve wanted to know more about the enigma known as Sia, you’ll be pleased to hear that a documentary about the singer’s life is now underway. Director Erik Anders Lang, Sia’s husband, has partnered with producer Ryland Aldrich to form a new production company called Pictures. The Untitled Sia Documentary Project will be one of their first projects.
According to Deadline, the film will be co-directed by Lang and Sia, so she will clearly have full control over what she allows the public to learn about her. Still, it will most certainly shed curious light on the camera-shy singer’s mysterious background. Sia has not shown her face during a performance or interview since 2013. Instead, the recording artist and songwriter chooses to cover her mug in creative ways, such as wearing outrageous wigs or performing with her back to the audience.
Sia has spoken about her choice to hide her face in the past. In a Q&A with Kristen Wiig in Interview’s April issue, the singer discussed her desire to have control over her own image. “I’m allowed to maintain some modicum of privacy,” she said in the interview. “I would like not to be picked apart or for people to observe when I put on ten pounds or take off ten pounds or I have a hair extension out of place or my fake tan is botched... Most people don’t have to be under that pressure, and I’d like to be one of them.”
Aside from the documentary, Sia has also written a screenplay called Sister, in which she will direct her muse, Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler.
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