Amy Winehouse movie 'will not be re-edited' because of Mitch criticism

Amy Winehouse

The producer of the new Amy Winehouse documentary says he won't re-edit the movie.

It follows criticism from Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, that he and his family are portrayed negatively.

The film, simply called Amy, mixes home video footage of the late singer with interviews about her.

Speaking at the movie's premiere, producer James Gay-Rees said his team "didn't go in with any agenda" when making the film.

"Mitch can make his own version but we're not going to re-edit this movie."

Producer James Gay-Rees, director Asif Kapadia and editor Chris King at the premiere of Amy
Image caption Producer James Gay-Rees, director Asif Kapadia and editor Chris King at the premiere of Amy

Earlier, Mitch Winehouse told Newsbeat he "wouldn't stand" for the way the movie had been cut.

"I'm never going to give in," he said. "There's too much at stake. There's Amy's reputation. There's my reputation.

"If this hurts the (Amy Winehouse) Foundation, which it potentially could do, you're talking about damaging thousands of kids."

The Amy Winehouse Foundation is a charity which aims to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people.

Mitch Winehouse insists he could still take legal action against the makers of the film.

"I want them to change the film."

Mitch Winehouse posing with the statue of his daughter Amy which was unveiled in 2014
Image caption Mitch Winehouse posing with the statue of his daughter Amy which was unveiled in 2014

Director Asif Kapadia said: "We spoke to over 100 people, we saw a lot of material and a lot of footage.

"We've done our homework.

"We've done our research and the film is an honest representation of what we felt was going on around Amy.

"A lot of the film is told through her own lyrics. If you listen to them you realise she's a very honest and straightforward person. Then you realise that she is saying everything that the film is saying."

Stars including Lianne La Havas, James Morrison and Jess Glynne attended the film's premiere in London.

Jess Glynne was among the celebrities to attend the premiere
Image caption Jess Glynne was among the celebrities to attend the premiere

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