Netflix Acquires Lewis Capaldi Documentary


Netflix has picked up the worldwide rights to BMG and Pulse Films’ feature documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, which it will debut on April 5.

Directed by Joe Pearlman (Harry Potter 20th Anniversary), the documentary captures singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi’s return home to Scotland after five sold-out global headline tours and record-breaking chart success to work on his sophomore album and reconnect with his old life.

“This started out as a film about the process of creating the ‘difficult second album’ but ended up being an astonishingly unguarded portrait of the pressures of fame on young shoulders, exploring one of the great conversations of our age—mental health,” said Sam Bridger, head of music film at Pulse Films. “Such unfiltered access to one of the biggest stars on the planet is testament to the bravery of Lewis and his team, who invited us into their world, and the incredible trust and storytelling instincts of director Joe Pearlman, producer Alice Rhodes and the production team.”

“We are delighted to help bring this project to life with Lewis and of course Pulse and Quickfire Films,” said Alistair Norbury, president of repertoire and marketing for the U.K. at BMG. “As well as a great songwriter and musician, Lewis is a compelling character who has a genuine and deep connection with fans. This release further demonstrates our commitment to support artists across every service area from records to publishing, film to books, neighbouring rights and increasingly artist management and live too.”