Ozzy Osbourne will film a video for the song "Life Won't Wait" this weekend with Osbourne's son Jack in the director's chair. The song comes off Ozzy's new album, "Scream", which sold 81,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Jack's Jacko Productions production company recently completed filming "Wreckage Of My Past", the forthcoming film documenting the life Ozzy Osbourne. The documentary was directed by Mike Piscitelli and was written and produced by Jordan Tappis.
Jack executive-produced "Wreckage Of My Past" along with his mother, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's longtime manager.
Jack and Sharon are financing the film themselves.
Filming for "Wreckage Of My Past" began in January 2008. The documentary will reportedly include interviews with all the principal members of BLACK SABBATH, the various incarnations of Ozzy's solo band, family and friends. But the trick, Jack said, was getting them to be truthful. "The hard thing is getting people to be honest and not have it be a fluff piece, because that's not what we're trying to do," he told RollingStone.com. "I'm trying to paint a realistic picture of who my father is. I think 'The Osbournes', to a degree, tarnished the public's perception of my dad as a bit of a senile, funny, bumbling guy. Yeah, my dad can be that guy, but it's not him. I think that almost discredited who he is as an artist. My dad's not an idiot — he's nothing short of a genius, in my opinion. He does have huge flaws, and we're trying to really paint an honest picture of that."
According to Variety, Jack Osbourne filmed several of his father's concerts, compiled early archive footage, and was hoping to secure an interview with Ozzy's first wife. He was planning to put the footage together with Piscitelli and Tappis before talking to distributors.
"I want people to see John Osbourne as the guy I grew up with, the tormented, complex musician whose personal demons manifest themselves in so many crazy, unique ways," Jack Osbourne said. "He's agreed to it but is putting up his guard, massively afraid of putting his true self out there on display for people to see."