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Winehouse makes film about Amy

Published 03/07/2015

Mitch Winehouse is making a film about his daughter Amy
Mitch Winehouse is making a film about his daughter Amy

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch says he is making his own film about the life and death of his daughter.

Mr Winehouse, who has been critical of the recent documentary made by director Asif Kapadia, said he was working with her former fiance Reg Traviss on the project.

He told ITV's Loose Women that Mr Kapadia's film, Amy, was "flawed".

He said: " We're making an alternative film, Reg and I. We're going to invite everyone that's spoken on the other film and we're not going to edit it - like they've edited me - and we're going to tell the truth about Amy's life because this is not.

"My grandson, who is nine months old, is going to look at this - and he's a lovely boy - and he's going to say 'Grandad what were you doing? What exactly were you doing?' If I went to see this film and I didn't know what happened, I'd also have a dim view of me. That's my point, it's not true."

The singer, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 aged 27 after a public struggle with drink and drugs, scored hits including Rehab and Back To Black in her short career.

Mr Winehouse said Mr Kapadia's film failed to understand "the nature of addiction".

He said: " We made everything available for Amy. Treatment, psychoanalysis, in and out of treatment, left, right and centre, I can't tell you. The hours we spent trying, the family interventions. This nonsense about Amy being left on her own for the last three years of her life is incredibly insulting and it's insulting to families who are struggling with addiction, up and down the country."

But he said he wanted people to watch it, because the first 45 minutes were an "incredibly beautiful" portrayal of his daughter.

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