In 2003, Sky Television and Channel 4 commissioned Harmony Korine to direct a documentary concerning David Blaine's Above the Below endurance stunt. The stunt, which took place near the River Thames, London, saw Blaine sealed in a transparent case suspended 30 feet in the air, without food, for a period of 44-days.

Above the Below is available on R2 DVD in the United Kingdom.


The first edit of Above the Below heavily featured a track by Aphex Twin which the producers later discovered they could not get authorization for due to Richard James' (Aphex Twin) dislike of Blaine. Later there was an attempt to have Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine provide an instrumental score but this did not pan out.

The music that appears in the final film is as follows:

Sun City Girls - Nibiru
Slint - Glenn
Erik Satie - Petite Ouverture a Danser
Too Short - Freaky Tales
Smog - One Less Star
Outkast - Rosa Parks
Cul-de-sac - Dust of Butterflies
Chris Clark - Pleen 1930s