Oasis documentary from team behind Amy to be here soon

Mat Whitecross to direct profile of bestselling band in wake of stellar box office that greeted documentary about Amy Winehouse

A feature-length documentary about Oasis is set to go ahead, produced by the team behind the record-breaking film about Amy Winehouse, reports Screen.

Amy director Asif Kapadia will join James Gay-Rees, producer of Amy and Senna, in a production role on the Oasis film, which according to Screen will “chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s band”. Screen also reports that “the film-makers have been given ‘unprecedented’ access to the band and unseen archive footage and the film will include candid insight from the famously stormy brothers”.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’s Mat Whitecross will direct the film, having previously taken charge of not-dissimilar material in the shape of Spike Island, the 2012 feature about a group of music fans desperate to get tickets for the Stone Roses’ Spike Island concert in 1990.

With Amy recording the highest ever box office figures for a British documentary, its success has given fresh impetus to films about popular British music acts. After the release of their debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994, Oasis achieved consistently high sales and fan adulation until the band split in 2009.


Andrew Pulver

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