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BBC Films Adds Comprehensive Grace Jones Feature Documentary to 2015 Slate

BBC Films Adds Comprehensive Grace Jones Feature Documentary to 2015 Slate

BBC Films is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an announcement of 15 new projects that will be released this year.

Among the 15 is a new documentary on Grace Jones from director Sophie Fiennes. Described as an observational portrait, the feature film is titled “Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life,” and it’ll weave a multi-narrative journey through the private and public realms of the legendary singer and performer, mixing intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences.

It’s produced by Katie Holly, James Wilson, Emilie Blézat and Sophie Fiennes. 

BBC Films join the BFI Film Fund and the Irish Film Board as co-financers.

No other details on the project are available at this time. It was 1 of 3 feature documentaries selected for funding by the BFI a year ago, following pitching sessions held at, and in partnership with the UK’s leading documentary festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest. 

The shortlisted teams were asked to give a 7-minute pitch and show clips of footage, and then fielded questions from the panel about the strength of the stories, characters and cinematic potential of the projects.

Incredibly, this will be the first comprehensive feature film (fiction or non-fiction) on the personal and professional life of Grace Jones – so my research tells me.

No word on when exactly it’ll be released, or whether it’ll become available in the USA.

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