Amazon serves up Andy Murray documentary
James R | On 16, Nov 2019
Amazon will serve up a documentary this month following Andy Murray.
Amazon Prime Video has been pushing hard to establish itself as a go-to sports streaming destination, snapping up the rights to Premier League games this December as well as ATP tour tennis, and accompanying this with its long-running multi-sports All or Nothing franchise. Now, it’s adding a tennis documentary to its line-up.
Andy Murray: Resurfacing will follow his rehabilitation from injury with access to his life and the inner sanctum of surgical theatres. The Wimbledon champion has been battling a chronic hip injury over recent years and the film follows his fight to make a comeback. The movie features interviews with his family, team members and rivals such as Federer, Nadal and Djokovic
Produced and directed by Olivia Cappuccini, it is produced by John Battsek, of Searching For Sugar Man producer Passion Pictures, which is working in collaboration with Pitch Productions and Scenes of Reason.
“I knew I was at a critical point in my career. At times it felt like I was letting people down by not being able to perform on court, and I wanted to give them an insight into what I was going through. I wanted to show the ups and downs of professional sport,” says Murray. “The film will take you on a journey through what were some of the lowest, most difficult periods of my life both physically and mentally, and will hopefully show and inspire viewers, that with the right mindset and work ethic, anything is possible.”
“This revealing documentary will take viewers on an emotional journey with Andy, giving them an inside look into the strength and determination of a true champion, as he fights his way back to the highest level of the sport after a near career-ending injury,” adds Martin Backlund, Head of Content for Amazon Prime Video, UK.
The film will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 29th November.