Mitch Winehouse criticises ‘Amy’ film for not showing singer’s ‘sense of fun’

Asif Kapadia's documentary 'Amy' "missed a trick" by focusing on drug addiction, says Winehouse

Amy Winehouse’s father has said that this year’s Amy documentary did not show an entirely accurate portrayal of her personality.

Mitch Winehouse told The Guardian that Asif Kapadia’s successful documentary did not show the “sense of fun” that he recognised in his daughter and that he “missed a trick” by framing the film around her drug addiction.

Speaking at the annual Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala in London last night (October 15), Mitch Winehouse said the film was “very hurtful” and confirmed that he is planning his own film, though denied suggestion that it would be a “revenge attack” on Kapadia.


“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,” said Winehouse. “Let’s hear something new about Amy.”


Mark Ronson and Nas were named patrons of the Amy Winehouse Foundation at the event at London’s Savoy Hotel.

Ronson worked on the late singer’s ‘Back To Black’ album, recently labelling Winehouse as “one of the best lyricists of this generation”.

“Becoming a patron of the Amy Winehouse Foundation is a big deal to me,” Ronson said ahead of the event. “It’s very important to help the great work that they are already doing, both with substance misuse and helping talented disadvantaged youth through music. Amy’s music touched so many and also helped them—and now through the Foundation, it continues to help people.”

Nas, meanwhile, released his song ‘Cherry Wine’ in 2012, which featured posthumous vocals from Winehouse.

Winehouse’s producer Salaam Remi also became a patron of the foundation, which seeks to raise funds for young people affected by drink and drug addiction. Foxes, Ella Henderson, Jess Glynne, Jermaine Jackman and Vanessa Feltz were named ambassadors.


The Amy Winehouse Foundation was launched in September 2011 following the death of the singer.

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