Pulse Films and director Joe Pearlman are taking a feature doc about multi-platinum artist Lewis Capaldi to the Cannes film market.
Pulse Films has previously made music docs including AppleTV+’s Beastie Boys Story and Beyonce’s Lemonade.
Filmed over a 5-year period, following a sold out global headline tour, screaming fans and history making chart success, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter finds himself back at his parent’s house in Scotland to begin work on his highly-anticipated sophomore album. The film captures Capaldi’s defining year, struggling to balance the familiarity of home, normality and all he’s ever known, with life as one of the biggest stars on the planet, gleaning an intimate portrait of his character, hopes and fears in his own words.
BMG presents, in association with Quickfire Films, a Pulse Films production, produced by Sam Bridger and Alice Rhodes. Executive Produced by Ryan Walter of Interlude Artists, Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford and Tim O’Shea, James Atherton and Jan Pace of Quickfire Films, Cora Palfrey and Sarah Lebutsch of Independent Entertainment, and Jaime Neely, Stuart Souter and Alistair Norbury of BMG.
Independent Entertainment will be representing the production at the forthcoming Cannes Virtual Film Market.
Lewis Capaldi, adds: “If the immense pressure of writing and recording a second album that has to live up to the expectations of so many people I’ve never met while also attempting to eclipse the commercial success of my previous album wasn’t enough, I decided to film the process in its entirety for your viewing pleasure. I’m very excited to potentially capture the making of the best album of all time, or more likely, to permanently document the scorching of my dreams as years of my life’s work is received like a pile of flaming shite. Either way it’s going to be lots of fun and will be lovely to have people along for the ride. x”
Sam Bridger, Head of Music Film at Pulse Films said: “At Pulse Films we have always worked collaboratively and openly with artists to create films that reveal the emotion and psychology that underpins great artists. Lewis Capaldi is a singular pop star and character. A raw, emotionally honest and unapologetically real artist in an over mediated and PR trained industry, Lewis is a breath of fresh air. We are hugely excited about the opportunity to be creating a film that takes audiences deep into his personal world at this pivotal moment in his life.”