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Amy/Senna director Asif Kapadi to make documentary series about Camden music scene

Camden, NW1
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The award-winning director behind acclaimed documentaries Amy, Senna and Diego Maradonna is to make a four part series about the Camden, north London music scene.

Disney+ has commissioned the series, Camden, from director Asif Kapadi, media coompany Lightbox (The Princess, Tina, Searching For Sugar Man) and Day One Pictures, the production company co-founded by Amy Winehouse’s original manager Nick Shymansky, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's brother Jasper and Ben Friedman.

The series examine how the North London area acted as a breeding ground for some of modern music’s most iconic stars.

In a statement, Asif Kapadia said: “I’m a born and bred North Londoner and Camden has been a key part of my life; I’ve had all sorts of experiences there: good, great…and edgy. This series celebrates an ever-evolving music scene in a unique place which has always been at the forefront of counterculture and has a musical legacy to match anywhere in the world.

I am delighted to be working with Lightbox and Day One and we are hugely excited that Disney+ has given us a global platform for to tell this special story.”

Kapadia will direct Camden, with Gaby Aung as the project's producer, and Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, Suzanne Lavery, Nick Shymansky, Jasper Waller-Bridge and Ben Friedman as the series' Executive Producers.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.