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Theme Festival - Biographical Documentaries


Theme Festival - Biographical Documentaries

About this Festival

Influential people have an impact on our lives today. Audiences love a good life story so we take a look at the inspiring people who has made such an impact for audiences to relate.

Programming Profile

Docs bringing famous lives to life


Biographical documentaries are hot property at the moment. In this article, we explore the reasons why, dig into some recent hits and look at what’s coming down the production pipeline.


During his keynote at last month’s virtual edition of MipTV, English football legend David Beckham revealed plans to make a biographical documentary about himself via his recently launched prodco Studio 99.


Beckham said he was inspired by Netflix’s 2020 documentary series The Last Dance, which chronicles the life and career of American basketball royalty Michael Jordan.


Biographical documentaries appear to be something of a trend these days. Other sports stars to have recently featured in films or series about themselves include footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, while political figures including former US president Abraham Lincoln and singers like Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse have also been the subjects of hit documentaries in the past few years.