‘Amy’ director takes on Oasis
Asif Kapadia’s hit-making documentary team will hope to break even more records, after it’s revealed they’re tackling the Gallagher brothers
Having released what has now become the UK Box Office’s second highest-grossing documentary ever, the team behind Amy will be making a documentary about Oasis. Asif Kapadia will be the documentary’s executive-director, and will once again join forces with James Gay-Rees of production company On The Corner, with Mat Whitecross to direct the project on Manchester’s most notorious act of the 90s
It has been advised by Screen Daily that the documentary will chart the band’s history from when the brothers Gallagher united in 1991, before going on to become one of the biggest selling bands of all time. Screen Daily advise that the documentary will be premiered by Independent Film Sales between 4-11 November, as part of the at industry event AFM.
When speaking of the documentary, Independent’s managing director Andrew Orr said: “Oasis are without doubt one of the classic British rock bands, selling 70 million albums worldwide and defining the sound of a whole era. At its heart are Liam and Noel Gallagher, two of the finest rock ‘n’ roll stars this country has ever produced. Mat’s sensibility and style are going to provide the perfect complement to this tale of the rise of one of the great rock ’n’ roll bands.”
Oasis formed in 1991 and released seven studio albums before they disbanded in 2009.