One Direction’s documentary “This is Us” in theaters August 30

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On July 23, 2010 the band One Direction was formed after each member was deemed not strong enough to continue as a solo act on The X Factor UK. For the rest of the season, the band thrived together but unfortunately did not come out in first place. Three years later, they have taken the world by storm as one of the most successful boy-bands. On August 30, the film that documents their successful three years comes out in theaters.

This is Us,” directed by Morgan Spurlock will have 28 minutes of concert scenes and 62 minutes of behind-the-scenes clips. Set to release in 3D, viewers will get a glimpse of their personal life and what they are really like.

“When you’re making a film…you just want to show what [you’re] about… [the documentary] was a way for us to get across what we’re like and what we’re like with each other, for the fans to see. I think that’s the kind of stuff that [the fans] want to see,” member Harry Styles said at the “This is Us” press conference held on August 19 at a secret location in north London.

“This is Us” shows more of the band’s personality than five minute interviews or 140 character tweets and is said to be more like their video diaries on Youtube that happened during their X Factor run and for a little while after.

“For us it was much more about really telling their stories; what they were going through, the struggles that they have, how they look and deal with fame, the relationships they still have with each other and their families,” said Spurlock.

The film will show more intimate moments like the boys individually on their days off, spending time with their families and doing activities together such as playing soccer—or football as they call it.

“I think fans will love the fact that you’re getting to kind of go places with them that they never get to go. You’re getting to go home with them, getting to go into hotel rooms, on the bus, in their bedrooms. These are really intimate moments that I think fans will really relish,” said Spurlock.

“This is Us” also shows a lot of clips with fans and the pandemonium that follows the five band members everywhere, which was important to the boys to have in the movie.

“We wanted to get the fans across…there’s a lot of fan footage and stuff in there,” said Liam Payne.

Tickets already went on sale, so anyone who would like to see the documentation of One Direction’s three crazy years, the normalcy they still have and their biggest successes should get them soon.