From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words.
Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.
A once-in-a-generation talent and a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most original and adored songs of the modern era.
Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel.
Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
104mins, 35mm, 2010. Working Title Films / Universal Pictures.
Directed by Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Rees
‘SENNA’ is the thrilling story of the Brazilian motor-racing legend, Ayrton Senna. Spanning a decade, it follows his battles on track and off, against the politics infesting the sport. Sublime, spiritual, occasionally ruthless, Senna conquers Formula One to become a global superstar.
SENNA was released worldwide by Universal Pictures, the film has broken many records; it is the highest grossing British documentary of all time at the UK box office ($5.2m), the second highest grossing documentary in the UK (behind Fahrenheit 911). SENNA has a worldwide box office of over $12m and has sold over 1 Million DVDs / Blurays in the UK.
SENNA was selected for the Royal College of Art’s prestigious 175th Anniversary Exhibition in November 2012, ‘The Perfect Place to Grow’ was an exhibition of 350 works of art created by the RCA’s alumni and featured work by Henry Moore, David Hockney, Ridley Scott, the Chapman Brothers, Barbra Hepworth, Ron Arad, Bridget Riley, Tracy Emin, James Dyson, Chris Ofili and Peter Blake amongst others.
Senna won two BAFTA awards for Best Documentary & Best Editing and was Nominated for Outstanding British Film.
Asif Kapadia – Director / Co Writer – 87mins, Super 35mm, 2001. FilmFour / British Screen / SenatorProduced by The Bureau Film Company
Kapadia’s acclaimed debut feature The Warrior, shot in the desert and snow capped Himalaya of India, is a timeless tale of redemption following a man’s journey to escape his violent life.
The Warrior was distributed in the US by Miramax Films.
British Academy Awards 2002 – Winner of two BAFTA awards; Outstanding British Film of the Year and Special Achievement by a Director, Screenwriter or Producer in their First Feature. Nominated for Best Film Not in the English Language.
London Film Festival 2001- The Sutherland Trophy for the Most Original and Imaginative First Feature.
Evening Standard British Film Awards 2002 –Most Promising Newcomer Award.
Dinard Film Festival 2001- Best Film Award.
British Independent Film Awards 2001- Best Debut Film and Best Technical Achievement Award for Cinematography. Nominated
for Best Film and Best Music.
European Film Awards 2002 – European Discovery Fassbinder Award – Nomination
London Film Critics Circle Awards 2002 – British Newcomer of the Year – Nomination.
International Film Festival of Guadarrama (Madrid, Spain) 2003 – Jury Prize & Cinearte Prize.
San Sebastian Film Festival 2001 – Best Photography Award.
Camerimage Film Festival 2001, Poland – Golden Frog for Best Cinematography – Nomination.
Asif Kapadia – Director / Co Writer – 89mins, Anamorphic 35mm, 2007. Film4 / Celluloid Dreams / Dreamachine / Ingenious.
Produced by The Bureau Film Company
A psychological drama based on a short story by Sara Maitland. Two women survive on the edge of the world in the high arctic, their lives change forever when one of them finds a man on the ice. Their lives spiral towards a tragic, horrific and shocking climax.
Starring Michelle Yeoh, Sean Bean and Michelle Krusiec.
World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2007 – Official Selection. Calabria Film Festival 2008 – Best Actress Award – Michelle Yeoh.