Showtime acquires Sinéad O’Connor Doc “Nothing Compares”

Showtime Documentary Films has acquired worldwide rights to “Nothing Compares,” the documentary about Sinéad O’Connor that premiered at the 2022 Sundance Virtual Film Festival, Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Programming, announced Tuesday. -fiction, Showtime Networks Inc.

“Nothing Compares” was directed by Kathryn Ferguson in her directorial debut and was part of the official selection for the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival last week.

Showtime is planning a theatrical release later this year in the US, UK and Ireland ahead of the US premiere, and its international partner streaming platforms later this year.

“When we started making this documentary four years ago, a key goal was to one day be able to share the film with audiences around the world and celebrate Sinéad’s music and artistry with fans old and new.” , Ferguson said in a statement. “We are thrilled to partner with Showtime to make this happen.”

In his review of the film, Steve Pond of TheWrap wrote, “‘Nothing Compares’ is both a timely and curiously timeless film. It’s a powerful film that explores the roots of the brilliant but troubled Irish singer, who recently made headlines with the suicide of her teenage son and her own hospitalization, but it also turns her later years into an afterthought, bypassing many of the ups and downs that have brought her here over the past two decades.

“Nothing Compares” is produced by Eleanor Emptage and Michael Mallie for Tara Films (UK) and Ard Mhacha Productions (Ireland), and presented by Field of Vision. Executive producers are Charlotte Cook, Lesley McKimm, Lucy Pullin, John Reynolds and Lisa Marie Russo. The film was supported by Screen Ireland, the BFI Doc Society Fund, IE:Entertainment and Northern Ireland Screen.

Submarine represented the film for worldwide sales and brokered the deal with Showtime.

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