A legend in her own right, Whitney
The trailer for WHITNEY Can I Be Me is a melancholy affair as it takes us on a less than two minute journey of her life as a young, fresh faced talent all the way up until the height o her legendary fame. Accompanied by the one song that will be tied to her memory (even if it was a cover), I will always love you, people from her world of fame and celebrity and even herself, narrate the trailer with their own memories in describing her life and talent. For fans of the artist, this will not doubt be an emotional watch.
Directed by award-winning director Nick Broomfield (Biggie and Tupac, Kurt & Courtney) co-directed with Rudi Dolezal, a veteran of music videos and documentaries, Whitney ‘Can I Be Me’ uses previously unseen footage cut with exclusive live recordings as it journeys from her from her early life in New Jersey singing in the church choir, to her record label signing and meteoric rise to fame, through her phenomenal successes as a recording artist and actor to her tragic death at just 48.
WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ was produced by Broomfield’s Lafayette Films company with Marc Hoeferlin. The film is executive produced by John Battsek, Shani Hinton, Charles Finch, Ben Silverman and Patrick Holland.
WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ will be released in cinemas on 16th June, with the premiere and a live performance from Michelle John taking place on 11th June at Sheffield Doc/Fest and being broadcast into cinemas nationwide, supported by the BFI Audience Fund, awarding funds from the National Lottery.