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Mitch Winehouse to begin work on new Amy film “fairly shortly”

By | Published on Monday 26 October 2015

Amy Winehouse

Mitch Winehouse has said that plans are now in place to begin work on his own documentary about his daughter Amy.

As previously reported, Mitch Winehouse was not happy with ‘Amy’, the Universal Music-backed Amy Winehouse documentary directed by Asif Kapadia that was released earlier this year. He had a particular problem with how he himself was portrayed, and also that the singer’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil was allowed to appear. Initially he vowed to take legal action, though never followed through with that threat.

Speaking about the new film, he told Bang Showbiz: “We hope to start work fairly shortly on it. But it’s going to be more than just a film. All of the people who weren’t in the [‘Amy’] film are hopping mad. They want their voices to be heard. We don’t want to be like Asif, we’ll let people say what they want, but we don’t want it to be negative”.

He denied that his film would be a “revenge attack” on Kapadia, saying: “We are looking to do something positive. There are so many great things in Amy’s life that were missed in that film. It was a great opportunity that Asif Kapadia had and he didn’t grab it. Let’s hear something new about Amy”.

In related news, ‘Amy’ is due to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 2 Nov, with the soundtrack album out this Friday.