On April 25th it was announced that the British film maker, Asif Kapadia, of the award-winning Senna documentary, would be at the helm of a much anticipated Amy Winehouse documentary.
In a revealing statement released by Kapadia and producer, James Gay-Rees, the pair discussed why it’s time this documentary be made.
“This is an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few films can,” shared Kapadia and Gay-Rees. “Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell. But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”
The film will be co-produced by Universal Music.
TWM will be first in line to see this important film, and there are already fan twitter sites counting down to the doc. But is it too soon after Winehouse’s passing to make a documentary with true perspective?
What do you think?