Ed Sheeran comes from an artsy, talented family! His cousin Murray Cummings is a director and writer who has captured over 70 hours of footage of him from over the last eight years and turned it into a documentary about him called ‘Songwriter‘. Earlier this week it was screened at New York’s Tribecca Film Festival and scooped up by Apple. They will make the film available to stream and it will play in theaters. Murray says: “I always felt my documentary about him would be about him doing small gigs but then he became Ed Sheeran.” Wow, he certainly DID!
The movie is said to cover the beginning of Ed’s career right up until he wrote ‘Shape Of You‘.
“I had already packed up and come home then he just sent me an email saying, ‘Wrote a new song’. Then I was like, ‘Oh no! I don’t have any footage and Ed is going to make it a single’. Luckily he was still to mix it and Ed re-wrote quite a lot of stuff in that mix, so we got that, which gave us a different stage to the process.”
He says you’ll also get to see a lot of candid moments too, where Ed didn’t even realize the camera was on.
Will you watch?