Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2018


Directed by Kevin Macdonald


Director: Kevin Macdonald
Section: Spotlight
Country: USA, United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Cissy Houston, Robyn Crawford



On stage, Whitney Houston was known for her powerful singing voice; in private, she was torn between deprivation and excesses. Using previously unreleased footage, this film celebrates the work of an artist whose talent was both a blessing and a curse.

Meet the director


Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald was born in Glasgow in 1967. The early part of his career focused exclusively on documentary filmmaking. In 2000, he received an Academy Award for ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, which dealt with the terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. His feature films include THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006) and STATE OF PLAY (2010). In 2012, he made a documentary about reggae legend Bob Marley.


Director of Photography: Nelson Hume
Film Editor: Sam Rice-Edwards
Composer: Adam Wiltzie
Producer: Lisa Erspamer, Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn
Production Company: Lightbox
Co-Producer: Vanessa Tovell
Co-Production Company: Altitude Films, Happy Street Entertainment
Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany