London (April 24, 2013) – Focus Features International (FFI) will handle worldwide sales on director Asif Kapadia’s (Senna, The Warrior) untitled documentary on five-time Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. Using unseen archive footage, the film will show through her own words, the genius in Amy’s art and the moving and tragic story of this young woman from London.
James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop) will produce through Playmaker Films, Gay-Rees and Kapadia’s new production entity, and the film will be co-produced by Universal Music. Gay-Rees and Kapadia collaborated on their acclaimed documentary Senna, which won numerous awards including two BAFTA Awards for Best Documentary and Editing in 2012. Focus Features International will introduce the project to buyers in Cannes. (more…)