Lewis Capaldi doc sold to Netflix in global deal

BMG co-financed and co-produced the project

BMG has announced the sale of its keenly-awaited Lewis Capaldi documentary, How I’m Feeling Now to Netflix, with the intimate portrait of Scottish singer-songwriter set to stream globally in April this year. BMG commissioned the movie with co-financing assistance from Quickfire Films, and was produced by Pulse Films, executive produced by BMG, Independent Entertainment, and Quickfire Films, and directed by Joe Pearlman.

The verité-style film follows Capaldi from the chart-topping heights of his Grammy-nominated debut album Divinely Inspired To A Hellish Extent and one of the last pre-pandemic global arena tours to the stark reality of recording its follow-up in his parents’ garden shed during the pandemic lockdown.

The global Netflix deal – BMG’s first global sale to a streaming service – is believed to be the largest UK music documentary transaction of the past 12 months. It comes just weeks after box office data showed that Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream, also executive produced and co-financed by BMG, was the most successful theatrical documentary of 2022.

Co-financed by BMG, Capaldi’s longtime global music publisher, the film is executive produced by Alistair Norbury, Stuart Souter, and William Kennedy for BMG.

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now is a BMG presents, in association with Quickfire Films, and Pulse Films production. The film was represented at market by Sarah Lebutsch and Cora Palfrey of Independent Entertainment.

Earlier this year, Capaldi scored his fourth UK No. 1 with his latest single “Pointless.” The song was co-written by Ed Sheeran, and serves as the second single released from Capaldi’s forthcoming album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, due for release on May 19th via Capitol Records.

Buddy Iahn
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