Jonas Brothers' documentary 'Chasing Happiness' to premiere on Amazon Prime Video this June
With two singles out already and an album scheduled to drop in June, the Jonas Brothers announced the premiere date for their documentary 'Chasing Happiness' set to be released on Amazon Prime Video
'Chasing Happiness', a documentary about the newly reunited Jonas Brothers, will premiere worldwide on June 4, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. A new video released on Wednesday, May 8, shared that 'Chasing Happiness' will be available on Amazon’s video on demand service on June 4 just three days before the Jonas Brothers' fifth album, 'Happiness Begins', comes out.
The film promises never-before-seen footage of Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas, starting with their early days growing up in New Jersey in a family struggling to make ends meet. It follows them to their heights of stardom — their massive success as teenagers and eventual breakup in 2013. 'Chasing Happiness' also shows the brothers rebuilding their relationships as siblings and bandmates, leading to their first new album since 2009.
'Chasing Happiness' is from Philymack and Federal Films (a new division of Universal Music Group’s Republic Records) in association with UMG's Polygram Entertainment and Amazon Studios. Executive producers are Phil McIntyre, John Varvatos, Monte Lipman and Dana Sano. The film's producers are Reece Pearson, Steve Ecclesine and Grant MacDowell, and the documentary is directed by John Lloyd Taylor.
Last month, the group announced their first album since 2009, 'Happiness Begins' set to release on June 7 via Republic Records. In addition, they announced details for their 40-city 'Happiness Begins' Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. They’re also scheduled to be musical guests on 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend (May 11).
The trio said on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden', "About a year and a half ago, we started filming a documentary… [that] tracks kind of our childhood into our time in the band, and it was gonna be a story about where we are today." Nick shared, "With separate lives, doing separate things — Joe with DNCE, me with my solo stuff. But during [filming and production], we started to realize that there was a magic that we felt like we were missing." He continued, "So the process was basically just [us saying], 'Why don't we give this another shot?' So we started playing a little music together and realized right away this is where we're meant to be in our lives at this moment."
"Our fans are the best in the world and have shared in our journey as the Jonas Brothers and us as individuals," said the Jonas Brothers in a joint statement when the documentary was announced in March. "In releasing this documentary we wanted to make sure we partnered with an innovative platform, like Amazon, that could reach our fans around the world."
“Amazon Prime Video is proud to be the exclusive home for a very personal, behind the scenes look at the Jonas Brothers as they reunite for this exciting tour,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “Experiencing the brothers back together again is the news that everyone hoped for and we can’t wait to share this intimate and compelling documentary special with all of our customers.” Along with the documentary, the group has already released two singles, 'Sucker' and 'Cool' from their upcoming album which they will tour with kicking off in Miami, Florida in August.
Amazon also released a promo for their upcoming documentary featuring the boys asking Alexa about themselves and their new film. Nick also jokingly attempts to romance the virtual assistant.
With the documentary and the new album, guess Happiness does Begin this June-as.