Unique:U singer is nothing compared to Sinead O’Connor, the latest pop star to receive the feature doctor treatment.
Irish producer Shineville has joined hands with Orion Williams, the filmmaker behind the Joy Division biopic Control, and DJ Dave Fanning to tell the controversial artist’s story.
sinadu (w/t) is an access-led feature documentary celebrating the Grammy Award-winner’s musical work. Irish director Maurice Sweeney, who wrote IRA doc . had directed i dolores, Williams will be working with execs Larry Bass and Fanning of SHINEAVL.
It will tell the story of O’Connor, now run by Shuhada Sadaqat after converting to Islam in 2018, with the cover of his 1987 album The Lion and the Cobra and his 1990 Prince-written Nothing Compares to You broke.
O’Connor has stirred controversy throughout his career; She is arguably best known for appearing in saturday night live in 1992. While singing a cover of Bob Marlett’s War, which was intended as a protest against the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, she tore a picture of Pope John Paul II singing the word ‘Evil’. He made several comments defending the actions of the Provisional IRA early in his career, although he later admitted that his comments were based on ignorance.
Earlier this year, O’Connor announced her retirement from music following the release of her album No Veteran Dies Alone in 2022, but later retracted that statement, saying she would tour next year.
The project is the first high-profile project for Irish producer SHINEAVL since it hired former NBC executive Chuck La Bella, who worked on it. learner. La Bella brought Williams to the project. Williams previously produced the John Malkovich feature. shadow of the vampire And Jeff Buckley is directing a biopic and producing a feature about former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland.
Abacus Media Rights, the distribution company founded by former Cave Media executive Jonathan Ford, will handle the global sales.
Orion Williams said, “There are few actors who have influenced the world music scene like Sinead O’Connor, I’m delighted to be on this film and help tell Sinead’s musical story.”
ShinAwiL CEO Larry Bass said, “There will only be one documentary with Sinead that tells the story of his work in his own words. That’s it. Rarely do we get to take an artist into the story behind their great work.” get the opportunity.”
Dave Fanning of Babcock, who has interviewed O’Connor several times on his RTÉ 2FM radio show, said, “The first time this wide-eyed teenager came into my radio studio, I stared in amazement as she looked again. Has—re-invented his music and life, time and time again—always wearing his heart on his sleeve.”