Filming has recently completed on My Life Story, a film directed by Julien Temple adapted from the acclaimed one man stage show by and about Madness frontman Suggs.
Continuing a long-standing relationship with legendary music doc director Julien Temple, producer Stephen Malit and cinematographer Steve Organ, the project was shot with camera equipment from Aimimage.
A range of cameras from Aimimage were used on the project, including the Sony F55, the Sony A7S Mark II and even GoPros, with Optima 15-40 and Canon 17-120 lenses.
Aimimage Productions backed the film, along with Goldfinch Entertainment and Anglo and Hannah Management, and it was produced by A Product of Malitsky and Nitrate FIlms.
My Life Story follows the life of Suggs, a.k.a. Graham McPherson. After 15 UK Top 10 hits with Madness, a solo career, and becoming a TV presenter, radio DJ and author, the death of Suggs’ cat on his fiftieth birthday sends him on a personal quest to discover himself and his past.
In The Guardian, Mark Lawson described the stage show – a mixture of speech, stand-up and music, written by McPherson and Toby Follett and directed by Owen Lewis – as his “single most enjoyable and memorable experience at Edinburgh 2012.”
Likewise the film features an exciting mix of formats, combining dramatisations with live performances, archive footage and scenes projected onto buildings in order to vividly bring Suggs’ story to the screen.
My Life Story is set for an event cinema release later this year.