Prime Video has acquired worldwide rights to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor’s Celine Dion documentary I Am: Celine Dion.
Filmed across the course of just over a year, the documentary offers a snapshot of a pivotal time in the pop icon’s life and career as she reveals her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) and the lengths she has gone to continue performing for her beloved and loyal fans.
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“This last couple of years has been such a challenge for me, the journey from discovering my condition to learning how to live with and manage it, but not to let it define me,” Dion said of the film.
“As the road to resuming my performing career continues, I have realised how much I have missed it, of being able to see my fans. During this absence, I decided I wanted to document this part of my life, to try to raise awareness of this little-known condition, to help others who share this diagnosis,” she adds.
The documentary was produced by Sony Music Vision, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Canada and Vermilion Films.
It will be available to stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The release date has yet to be announced.
“Celine Dion is a global megastar with a career defined not only by her extraordinary work ethic and passion, but by her dedication to her fans,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios.
“This documentary is a raw, intimate portrayal of a pivotal time in her personal life and career, pulling back the curtain on her journey as she overcomes an unthinkable diagnosis. It’s an honour to be trusted with her story, and we can’t wait to share it with Prime Video audiences around the world.”
Taylor’s previous credits include Trees And Other Entanglements, was released last year by HBO and explores the human obsession with the arboreal world.
The filmmaker also recently won a Columbia-DuPont Award for her investigative film Leave No Trace: A Hidden History Of The Boy Scouts (Hulu).
The documentary was produced by Taylor, Stacy Lorts, and Julie Begey Seureau for Vermilion Films and Tom Mackay for Sony Music Vision. Dave Platel and Denis Savage serve as executive producers for Les Productions Feeling alongside Shane Carter for Sony Music Entertainment Canada and Krista Wegener for Sony Music Vision. The sale was negotiated by Sony Music Vision.
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