The Devil and Daniel Johnston

The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006)

  • Genre: Documentary, Music
  • Release Date: 2006-03-31
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 113 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Complex Corporation
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
star 7.7/10
From 113 Ratings


This 2005 documentary film chronicles the life of Daniel Johnston, a manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist, from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his mental illness and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession.

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  • Daniel Johnston

    as Himself
  • Matt Groening

    as Himself
  • Louis Black

    as Himself
  • Gibby Haynes

    as Himself
  • Thurston Moore

    as Himself
  • Laurie Allen

    as Herself
  • Brian Beattie

    as Himself
  • David Fair

    as Himself
  • Jad Fair

    as Himself
  • Don Goede

    as Himself
  • Sally Johnston Reid

    as Herself
  • Bill Johnston

    as Himself
  • Dick Johnston

    as Himself
  • Mabel Johnston

    as Herself
  • Margie Johnston

    as Herself
  • Ken Lieck

    as Himself
  • Kathy McCarty

    as Herself
  • Freddie Mercury

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Jason Nightmare

    as Himself
  • John Pochna

    as Himself
  • Jeff Tartakov

    as Himself
  • David Thornberry

    as Himself
  • Peter Zaremba

    as Himself
  • Blair Sterrett

    as Himself
Production Ted Hope Executive Producer
Visual Effects Jonah Loop Visual Effects Producer
Sound Daniel Johnston Music
Directing Jeff Feuerzeig Director
Writing Jeff Feuerzeig Writer
Sound Wayne Bell Sound Recordist
Production Henry S. Rosenthal Producer
Editing Tyler Hubby Editor
Art Gregg Gibbs Art Direction
Visual Effects Robert Rossello Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound James Lebrecht Sound Designer
Sound James Lebrecht Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Fortunato Procopio Director of Photography
Sound Dennis Towns Sound Recordist
Sound Dan Olmsted Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production David Donaldson Coordinating Producer
Art Jill McGraw Art Direction
Sound Patti Tauscher Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Adam Joseph Sound Recordist
Sound Andrew Troy Sound Recordist