Unscripted

Sky Arts, Bookhouse bite into Shane MacGowan doc

The UK pay-TV broadcaster has ordered the tentatively titled op-doc Shane MacGowan: A Wreck Reborn from Zodiak Media-owned prodco Bookhouse.
November 20, 2015

UK pay-TV broadcaster Sky Arts has ordered the tentatively titled op-doc Shane MacGowan: A Wreck Reborn from Zodiak Media-owned prodco Bookhouse.

The hour-long film, which marks Bookhouse’s first production since launching this summer, is set to follow the Celtic punk icon and Pogues frontman (pictured) as he goes about acquiring a new set of dental implants.

The film will shadow the toothless singer through the procedure while revealing the life-changing implications of the┬ádental surgery. The special will also feature exclusive contributions and commentary from MacGowan’s fans and famous friends.

The film was ordered for the Christmas schedule by Sky commissioning editor Barbara Lee.

“I think Shane is one of the great songwriters ever produced in Great Britain and Ireland, and we want this film to reflect that,” said Ian Lamarra, creative director and founder of Bookhouse, in a statement. “It’s got a great PR-able new angle on the Shane MacGowan story and it will leap out of the Christmas schedule.”

Image courtesy of The Irish Post

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