Amy Winehouse documentary releases powerful first trailer

Amy Winehousetragically lost her life nearly four years ago, and her journey is set to be immortalized in an official documentary this year. Amy features unseen footage and personal interviews with the singer, showing Amy at her most vulnerable, before her untimely death at the age of 27. Tellingly, the star admits in the trailer: "I don't think I'm going to be at all famous. I don't think I could handle it.

"I would probably go mad, do you know what I mean? I would go mad."


Amy had a very distinct, retro-inspired look

With a towering beehive sitting atop a slender frame and tattoos that would have put a sailor to shame, Amy became one of the most recognisable faces in British music throughout the 2000s.

Known for her powerful jazz voice and knack for writing soulful lyrics, she became a household name with her 2006 album, Back to Black, and the hit singles "Rehab," "Love is a Losing Game," and the Mark Ronson collaboration "Valerie".

But Amy admits in the short 90-second trailer, " I'm not a girl trying to be a star or be anything other than a musician," and when asked how famous she may get, she concludes, "I would go mad."

The poster for the documentary, AMY

The short teaser trailer is compiled of videos and audio interviews with Amy, as well as clips of the star accepting awards, performing on stage and dealing with paparazzi on the streets.

These small snippets become one overwhelming collection of different clips with competing audio, before it fades to Amy's iconic image, complete with her signature thick-winged eyeliner, and the closing of her most haunting song, "Back to Black."

A young Amy practicing in a sporty t-shirt and visor

Amy was found unconscious in July 2011 by her bodyguard, before later being confirmed dead due to unintended alcohol poisoning. In 2014, a life-size brass sculpture, which stands at the Camden Stables, was unveiled.

"It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalized like this," said Amy's father, Mitch, during the memorial's presentation. "But Scott has done an amazing job in capturing her. It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time."

Directed by Asif Kapadia and the award-winning team behind Senna, Amy is due to hit theatres on July 3, 2015.

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