Olivia Cappuccini, the director of the Andy Murray documentary Resurfacing, says that Andy Murray did not have any say into what went into the final cut of the film and the Wimbledon champion only watched the entire film at its premiere in London last week.
In an interview to Tennis365, Cappuccini says, "Andy did not watch it all the way through until the premiere in London last Monday and his wife Kim had given it a sign-off. So she might be in trouble if Andy doesn’t like it!
It meant we were allowed to make the film we wanted. It was the most honest, truthful and gut-wrenching story and when we showed it to Kim, thankfully she didn’t tell us to change anything. You can get obsessed with showing the sport and think we are making a tennis film, but that’s not what this has become.
I was slightly concerned that Andy fans don’t see enough tennis, but we wanted to bring in as big an audience as possible as this is not just a sports film”. Speaking about Murray opening up to the public in this manner given that he is such a private person, Cappuccini says, “I have known the family for a few years as my partner is the brother of Andy’s wife Kim and January 2018, they asked if I’d be interested in documenting his recovery from the first hip operation.
It was his idea to make the film, so I knew he was committed to it from the start and the initial plan was we would film him up to his Wimbledon return in 2018 went and the film developed into something much bigger. About three or four months into that, we realized the original story changed as we didn’t know if he could return and that’s when the film went to a different level”.
The director also hopes the film will change the way the pubic views Murray, who has never been as popular among the fans outside Britain as compared to the Big Three in men's tennis. "This film allows you to see Andy Murray with his team and with his family.
He doesn’t allow people into that world often, but he does here and I hope people like the film he allowed us to make. We wanted to tell a story that didn’t just appeal to tennis fans and had a wider appeal. Amazon are investing in a lot of good quality content and hopefully, this adds up what they have on their platform”.