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Synopsis

A personal portrait of British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran documented by Sheeran's cousin Murray Cummings. Following this modest performer’s creative processes, from an early-morning jam in the garden to a finished song, from the first chord to the honed lyrics. Whether observing Sheeran’s collaboration with producer Benny Blanco, the tension during a recording session at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, or paying a visit to Sheeran's first musical mentor at his old high school, Cummings gives voice to the people who know Sheeran the best. Drawing on photos and family, Cummings makes use of his own memories and the various stages of Sheeran’s development to create a portrait of a man obsessed by music. The film eschews the celebrity hype to concentrate on the intensive work on the current album in California’s creative quarter, providing us with intimate insights into the workings of this musician as he navigates between his own artistic aspirations and the demands of the music industry.
Official Selection Berlinale 2018 - Berlinale Special Gala - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
84 mins
Director
Murray Cummings 1st Feature
Producer
Kimmie Kim, Murray Cummings
Executive Producer
Stuart Camp, Stefan Demetriou
Editor
Ben Wainwright-Pearce, Murray Cummings, Alejandro Reyes-Knight
Screenwriter
Murray Cummings

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Last updated 19th February 2018

Production Company

Murray Pictures Limited
Murray Cummings
info@songwriterfilm.com

Sales
Company

30West
Tristen Tuckfield, Micah Green
2nd Floor
1663 18th Street
Santa Monica
CA 90404
USA
Ttuckfield@30west.com
Mgreen@30west.com