Amy Winehouse's Father Blasts New Documentary About Late Daughter, Announces He's Making His Own Film

Mitch Winehouse reveals his plans just days before Amys release

By Marc Malkin Jul 07, 2015 7:05 PMTags
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Amy Winehouse's father isn't back down.

Mitch Winehouse has announced that he's developing a film about his late daughter in response to the new documentary Amy (in theaters July 10).

‘We're going to invite everyone that's spoken on the other film and we're not going to edit it, like they've edited me, and we're going to tell the truth about Amy's life because this is not," he said during an appearance this weekend on British talk show Loose Women.

In Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, Mitch appears as an opportunistic father who failed to get his daughter help while riding her coattails.

The singer was just 27 when she died four years age from accidental alcohol poisoning.

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"If I went to see this film and I didn't know what happened, I'd also have a dim view of me," Mitch said. "That's my point, it's not true."

He said he's collaborating on his film with Reg Traviss, who was Amy's boyfriend at the time of her death.

Mitch tweeted on Sunday, "All Amys friends who were excluded from film will have their say. They won't be edited. Kapadia, you are a disgrace."

Kapadia defended his work when I talked to him late last month at the Los Angeles premiere of Amy.

"We did a lot of research. We spoke to a lot of people and we put together a lot of archive," he said. "The finished film that people are going to see is an honest representation of everything that we heard and saw. It's not trying in any way to try and point a finger at any single person."