‘Amy’ filmmakers say they would ‘kill’ to make David Bowie documentary

Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees' biopic about Amy Winehouse is nominated for an Oscar

The filmmakers behind Amy Winehouse biopic Amy have said they would “kill” to make a documentary about the late David Bowie.

James Gay-Rees has said that he and director Asif Kapadia are looking to expand their output into more “long-form options” such as a documentary series.

Gay-Rees told The Hollywood Reporter that one six-hour project was already set to go into production in the first half of 2016.

However, the filmmaker says he would “drop everything” to make a documentary about Bowie.

“We would kill to make that film. We would do anything to make that film,” he said. “If his estate is listening, please give us a call…but it’s far too soon. But if there was ever a conversation to be had around it….”


He concluded that such a project would likely need to take a lengthier form than a one-off piece. There’s so much great material to work with,” he said. “Trying to do that in 90 minutes would be tricky.”

It was recently revealed that Amy has been nominated for an Oscar.

Asif Kapadia’s documentary about the late British singer was released in July to vast critical acclaim and became the biggest British documentary ever at the UK box office.

Amy is up for the Best Documentary award at this month’s Oscars ceremony.