Kevin Macdonald is a famous director, Scottish documentary maker, screenwriter and producer. He decided to revive Whitney, this global icon that died in 2012.
Presented out of competition at Cannes last May, Macdonald returns to the story of the singer, who died in 2012 from an overdose.
This will be the second documentary dedicated to the Afro-American artist, born in New Jersey, USA, after Whitney: Can I Be Me by Nick Broomfield, released in April 2017.
6 years later, her works are still alive.
Whitney has sold 200 million albums worldwide and holds the record for the highest number of consecutive number 1 hits.
The documentary to be shown on American channels on September 5th will talk about another aspect of the artist’s life.
Behind the records, the rumors, the scandals, the secrets and the glory, the documentary returns on the real Whitney, on its intimacy.
Reflecting both his meteoric rise in career and his decline due to the addictions of the vocalist, Kevin offers us once again unpublished sequences of the interpreter of our most beautiful songs of youth.
“They all think it’s super easy, but it’s not,” you can hear from the singer in the movie trailer. By accumulating archival footage, the documentary will reveal what led “the diva” to its own loss … And that of his voice, yet so unique, “suggests Kevin.