Get a masterclass in narrative construction and a deep-dive into complex characters with Asif Kapadia, speaker, the Academy Award, BAFTA, and Grammy-winning director of 'Amy' and 'Senna'.
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Asif Kapadia | Speaker Biography
Asif Kapadia is a world-renowned director with a multitude of accolades, including an Academy Award, BAFTA, and Grammy. His films and documentaries are visually stunning and captivating, with a strong emphasis on narrative storytelling. Asif's debut film, 'The Warrior', received recognition at the BAFTAs, winning Best British Film and Best Debut Film. Additionally, his documentary 'Senna', which chronicles the life of Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna, received BAFTA awards for Best Documentary and Best Editing. 'Amy', his documentary on Amy Winehouse, became the highest-grossing British Documentary in the UK, and was honored with an Academy Award, BAFTA, European Film Award, and a Grammy for Best Documentary.
Asif's directorial style is distinctive and characterized by his skillful use of archival footage, which immerses the audience in the story. He often explores the lives of iconic figures, particularly those who are considered "outsiders" or who have faced extreme circumstances.
Frequently delving into themes of fame, talent, and personal struggles, Asif presents his subjects' stories in an intimate and revealing manner. His documentaries are emotionally impactful, with contemporary images and recordings that lend a sense of immediacy and authenticity. In 2019, Asif concluded his trilogy on child geniuses and fame with the critically acclaimed documentary 'Diego Maradona'. He followed this up in 2021 with the docuseries '1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything', based on David Hepworth's book. Asif also directed the award-winning Burberry commercial, "A Tale of Thomas Burberry".
For any documentary enthusiast or lover of storytelling, Asif Kapadia is a keynote speaker not to be missed. His films showcase his unique approach and visual flair, seamlessly blending archival material with cinematic quality. Asif's storytelling abilities are unparalleled, creating compelling documentaries that transport the audience to the core of his subjects' lives.