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‘The Deepest Breath’ Review: A Heart-Stopping Plunge Into a Fathomless Obsession

The Hollywood Reporter

Laura McGann’s documentary, bound for Netflix, tells the story of a record-breaking freediver and a heroic safety diver whose lives intersect against gorgeous aquatic backdrops.

If These Walls Could Sing review – mystery tour of Abbey Road Studios

The Guardian

Putting her privileged access to good use, Mary McCartney has directed this enjoyable documentary about Abbey Road Studios in London – famously the site of the Beatles’ classic recordings (her dad is Paul of course), but much more besides. McCartney’s film takes us through the history of the building itself (in the St John’s Wood neighbourhood of London, perhaps only Lord’s cricket ground is more of an English icon).

Mary McCartney on new Abbey Road documentary ‘If These Walls Could Sing’

Rolling Stone

As a new documentary on the history of Abbey Road hits Disney+, director Mary McCartney has told Rolling Stone UK how she wanted to shine a light into the storied history of the world’s most famous recording studios.

John Battsek-Produced Boris Becker Documentary Snapped Up by Apple TV+


The highly anticipated Boris Becker documentary from John Battsek and Lorton Entertainment (the production company behind the upcoming Wagatha Christie docu-series) has landed at Apple TV+. A title and release date hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Netflix Nabs Sundance Doc ‘The Deepest Breath,’ Emotional Thriller About World of Freediving (EXCLUSIVE)


Hollywood hasn’t even busted out the Moncler jackets or Bogner boots yet, but the indie sales market around the upcoming Sundance Film Festival is already seeing action.  

Netflix has acquired the documentary “The Deepest Breath,” which promises to be a visual and emotional thriller about the world of high-risk freediving — where brave souls plunge oceans with no supplemental oxygen, only breath-holding.

Musician and opposition candidate Bobi Wine holds a press conference, encouraging his “people power” supporters to continue wearing their trademark red berets in Kampala after the military banned them.

Venice Review: Christopher Sharp & Moses Bwayo’s ‘Bobi Wine: Ghetto President’


One great strength of this documentary is that it spans so many years; Bwayo’s camera seems to have become embedded in Bobi Wine’s everyday life from the moment he engages with politics, ready for the moment in 2019 when he decides to stand as president two years later, then to follow the campaign.

‘Bobi Wine: Ghetto President’: Venice Review

Screen Daily

The reviews are in for this gripping documentary that charts the rise of the pop star-turned-politician seeking to end Uganda’s brutal dictatorship.

Utopia Buys SoundCloud Rap Scene Documentary ‘American Rapstar’Variety


Utopia has purchased global rights to ‘American Rapstar,’ a look at the rise of SoundCloud rappers. ‘American Rapstar’ begins streaming on Sept. 1, 2022, on Hulu. Utopia will present a virtual screening on Oct. 4, 2022, with exclusive bonus content available only on that day, before releasing the film on-demand on all platforms Oct. 11.

Apple Nears Series Order for David Oyelowo-Led Dramedy ‘Government Cheese’


Oyelowo executive produces under his Yoruba Saxon banner, while series director Paul Hunter executive produces via Ventureland. Ali Brown of Ventureland co-executive produces.

‘The Beauty of Blackness’ Wins 2022 TribecaX Award for Feature Film – Vox Media

The powerful documentary, tells the story of Fashion Fair Cosmetics- the first brand to create a line of cosmetics specifically for women of Color.

How the Los Angeles Rams turned an NFL Draft with no early picks into a thrilling action trailer – Insider

Despite not having a pick until the third round this year, the Rams’ creative and marketing teams were working overtime to get ready.

L.A. Rams Recruit Josh Holloway, Scott Eastwood, Tyrese Gibson and Dennis Quaid for Heist-Themed Short Film – The Hollywood Reporter

On the Clock was created by the Rams in partnership with Ventureland. Other key creative partners included PRETTYBIRD director Paul Hunter, Ventureland’s executive creative director Mike Rosen, executive producer Natasha Wellesley, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood DP Bob Richardson.

‘Stalking is a Unique Kind of Trauma’: The Woman Who Turned Her 13-Year Ordeal Into a Terrifying Podcast – The Guardian

‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’ Gets Sports Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Long Documentary – Emmys

‘The Rescue’ Makes the Shortlist for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards – Oscars

Apple Planning Documentary Exploring The History & Origins Of The Music Of The James Bond Movies – Deadline

‘The Rescue’ is Honored with a PGA Nomination – Variety

‘The Rescue’ Listed Among IndieWire’s Best Movies of 2021 So Far – IndieWire

‘The Rescue’ and ‘The Real Charlie Chaplin’ Score Multiple Critics Choice Documentary Award Nominations – Critics Choice

‘The Rescue’ is a Solid, Suspenseful Nonfiction Retelling of the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue – LA Times

Their Thai Cave Rescue Film Was Done. Then 87 Hours of Footage Arrived. – New York Times

‘LA Looks’: Miranda July and Carvell Wallace provide very particular views on life in Los Angeles – Departures

TIFF ’21 Winner: People’s Choice Documentary Award Goes To ‘The Rescue’ – TIFF

Oscar-Winning Directors Plunge Into Dramatic True Story Of Thai Kids Trapped In Flooded Cave – Deadline

‘The Rescue’ Review: A Riveting, Immersive, Stomach-in-Your-Throat Documentary – IndieWire

‘The Rescue’ Review: Keeps You on the Edge of Your Seat for Every Minute – The Hollywood Reporter

‘Detainee 001’ | Official Trailer – YouTube

In the aftermath of 9/11, public attention riveted on the capture of John Walker Lindh, a radical mujahideen fighter who became known as “the American Taliban.” Emmy-winning director Greg Barker harrowingly explores how America grapples with justice in the fog of war and how narratives are built and destroyed in the aftermath of battle.

‘Lady Boss’ Now Streaming on Netflix – Netflix

“Queen of Sleaze” or feminist pioneer? Powerhouse novelist Jackie Collins created a brash sex-positive persona while hiding her private struggles. Watch the documentary now on Netflix.

New Film ‘Lady Boss’ Charts Meteoric Rise Of Literary Legend Jackie Collins – Forbes

Laura Fairrie profiles Joan Collins’ younger sister, bestselling author Jackie Collins, in Lady Boss, a fascinating new film based on never before seen content from the writer’s personal diaries, candid interviews, archival footage and extracts from her novels.

The Soft Radicalism of Erotic Fiction – The Atlantic

Jackie Collins sold half a billion books, taught women to demand power, and told the truth about Hollywood, yet she’s never gotten her due.

‘Lady Boss’ Review: Tell-All Novelist Kept Her Own Sorrows Private – The Wrap

A new documentary goes beyond the shoulder pads and leopard prints to examine a writer fighting her way out of sister Joan’s shadow.

‘Lady Boss’ Review: A Lively Tribute to a Woman Who Played By Her Own Rules – The Hollywood Reporter

Director Laura Fairrie pulls back the veil to reveal the private persona behind the celebrity author whose racy novels gave women license to explore their desires and shape their destinies.

‘Rising Phoenix’ Is a Winner at the 42nd Annual Sports Emmy Awards – The Emmys

‘Rising Phoenix’ scored two Sports Emmys at the 42nd annual award show, including Outstanding Long Sports Documentary and Outstanding Music Direction.

‘Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story’ | Official UK Trailer – YouTube

A fabulous, hilarious and deeply moving feminist fairy-tale that takes us on an immersive journey through the trailblazing life of Jackie Collins.

‘Final Account’ Review – Roger Ebert

The movie begins with a familiar quote from Primo Levi: “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”

‘Final Account’ Review: An Oral History of a Broken, Brainwashed Nation – Rolling Stone

A collection of interviews with the last generation of Germans who lived through the Third Reich doubles as an urgent reminder to keep history from repeating itself.

Review: A Chilling ‘Final Account’ by Witnesses and Perpetrators of World War II Nazi Atrocities – Los Angeles Times

A fascinating look, yet again, at one of history’s most horrendous periods and explores the era’s eternal question: “Were you a perpetrator if you knew, but said or did nothing?”

‘Final Account’ Review: The Banality of Evil – New York Times

The filmmaker Luke Holland interviews a series of former Nazi functionaries in this unsettling study of complicity.

Modern Films Snags ‘Lady Boss’ – Deadline

London-based Modern Films has acquired Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story and is planning a July 2 UK/Ireland theatrical release.

This Startup Is Launching a New AI Media Lab to Create Human Avatars For Brands – AdWeek

A startup that made a name for itself designing AI avatar clones of celebrities is turning its attention towards brands.

‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’ | Official Trailer – YouTube

Never Give In is a revealing and deeply personal documentary about the life of Sir Alex Ferguson, from his working-class roots in Glasgow to his career as one of the greatest football managers of all time.

‘Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story’ to Make Its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival – Tribeca

In her admiring documentary, Laura Fairrie seeks out the real Jackie Collins behind the untouchable icon.

Confessional Film Shows Sir Alex Ferguson’s Vulnerable Side – The Times

The last time that Sir Alex Ferguson published an account of his life, it was something of a bloodbath.

‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’: Glasgow Review – Screen Daily

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In is not the cigar-smoking, pacey, puffer-jacketed manager memoir you might have expected from the man known as football’s greatest gaffer. Supple and reflective, it is instead a rumination on the life of a tough-minded man at the precise point where he is forced to wrestle with his own mortality.

‘’Til Kingdom Come’ Review: An Unusual Religious Bond – New York Times

Maya Zinshtein’s revelatory documentary explores the political and philanthropic alliance of American evangelical Christians and Israeli Jews.

Lena Waithe & Hillman Grad Productions Team With Indeed For ‘Rising Voices’ Initiative To Showcase BIPOC Filmmakers – Deadline

Lena Waithe is looking for the next generation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) filmmakers. The actor, producer and Emmy-winning writer, Hillman Grad Productions is partnering with Indeed to launch the “Rising Voices” initiative which showcases the power of how jobs change our world.