Bleecker Street has secured North American distribution rights to Ian Bonhote’s documentary on the life of Alexander McQueen. With photography underway in London and Paris, Embankment Films has closed a slew of significant sales with leading international distributors for McQueen, the first film about the famed fashion designer.
Embankment’s Tim Haslam quotes “McQueen is embraced by ambitious and creative international distributors including, Lions Gate (UK), ProKino (Germany), Ascot Elite (Switzerland), Paradiso (Benelux), Kino (Japan), Madman (Australia) and Non-Stop (Scandinavia), whose hit roster include award-winning movies and feature documentaries including La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, The Imitation Game, Slumdog Millionaire, Still Alice, Amy, Man on Wire, and Dior and I.”
Directed by Ian Bonhote (ALLEYCATS, LA LUCHA), written by Peter Ettedgui (LISTEN TO ME MARLON) and produced by Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter of Salon Pictures (CHURCHILL, MY NAME IS LENNY) and Andee Ryder of Misfits Entertainment, the film takes a bold and cinematic approach, using newly shot recreated scenes, motion and photographic archives, audio archives and interviews, exquisite visuals and music, to create an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of Alexander McQueen.
“As Bleecker Street takes on its first documentary, we couldn’t be more excited about working with Ian on the life of Alexander McQueen,” Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. “We know fans will be enraptured as we look at the career of one of the fashion industry’s most revered designers.”
Known for his striking designs and haute couture collections, McQueen started his career in his teens before rising to stardom as designer for Givenchy and launching his own label. He was awarded four British Designer of the Year Awards and CFDA’s International Designer of the Year before his tragic death at the age of 40.