Ronnie Wood is the subject of a new major documentary titled Somebody Up There Likes Me. This intimate portrait covers the life and the career of the most important guitarist in rock music. Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Figgis, it is the first-depth film biography of the artist and musician.
According to Figgis, “I was intrigued by Ronnie, ehe combination of his eclectic musical range and his love of painting seemed like a promising start to a documentary. I decided to jump in and we began talking, the first of a really interesting series of conversations.
We covered so much ground in these talks and that led to interesting encounters with the likes of Damien Hirst and then a lovely music session in a studio. The remaining Stones chimed in with interesting stories and the result is the film. Ronnie Wood is a very interesting guy, so many personas”.
Indeed, much more than just the Rolling Stones guitarist, Wood has played in The Birds and The Jeff Beck Band. He also has a respected alternative career as a painter. Furthermore, the documentary sees the the dab-hands artist giving a testimony of his battle with drink and drugs through his life.
Finally, we’ll discover unrevealed interview with Wood’s Rolling Stones bandmates Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.
Ronnie who has collaborate deeply with the producer for the documentary, says, “Who would have thought that a lad from Hillingdon would be able to combine all his hobbies and convert them into such diverse careers? It’s such an incredible feeling to look back on my life and discuss key moments along the way that I remember vividly as if they were yesterday. I am flattered that so many talented people took the time to say such nice things about me!”.
The film will premiere at London Film Festival on Saturday, October 12.