David Beckham’s production outfit has made an access-all-areas Amazon Prime Video feature doc about Ronnie O’Sullivan, the greatest snooker player alive today.
Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge of Everything will drop on Prime Video on November 23 and in select cinemas the following day.
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O’Sullivan, a maverick sportsman who holds the record for the most ranking titles and the joint record for most world championships, was followed in 2021 by a camera crew as he was on the verge of winning his seventh world title.
Featuring interviews with snooker legends along with The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood and Damien Hirst, the doc from Maradonna ’86’s Sam Blair explores how one of the most revered and accomplished British sporting heroes is able to function at the highest level despite a constant battle with his inner demons. The film focuses on understanding O’Sullivan’s genius, illuminating his past through never-before-seen archive family footage and charts his rise to fame from his early teens and the mental challenges he has overcome in the pursuit of perfection. He has been active in the sport for nearly three decades but has had to take several breaks due to mental health issues, developing a reputation over the years for his maverick interview style and refreshing honesty.
“My highs and lows have been well-documented by the media but I felt like now was the right time to do something more definitive – something that I can look back and reflect on as I contemplate retirement,” said O’Sullivan. “Going into my 7th World Championship I wasn’t sure I had it in me but allowing the cameras in ended up driving me on in many ways and gave me a different perspective.”
The doc joins a hefty Prime Video roster including shows on Wayne Rooney, Ben Stokes, Andy Murray and a range of football clubs via the All or Nothing strand.
Beckham’s Studio 99 production outfit is behind Edge of Everything. The football icon is currently basking in the success of his eponymous Netflix documentary, which is dominating the streamer’s charts worldwide.
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