David Beckham, Ronnie Wood, Ian Wright and O’Sullivan himself were among the famous faces at last night’s Leicester Square premiere of Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge of Everything.
The documentary is available to stream on Amazon from today and will also open in selected cinemas tomorrow.
The film focuses on the 2022 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield, at which O’Sullivan won the World Snooker Championship record-equalling seventh time, drawing level for the record with Stephen Hendry, who was also in attendance last night alongside fellow professional snooker players Jimmy White and Judd Trump.
Following the film, journalist Alastair Campbell moderated a Q&A discussion between Ronnie O’Sullivan and David Beckham, which was streamed to over 85 cinemas across the UK and Ireland as part of a one-night-live premiere screening.
The new feature-length documentary 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 Ronnie’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.
Featuring intimate and revealing interviews with O’Sullivan and some of his closest family, friends and competitors including Damien Hirst, The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, and snooker legends Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry. Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge Of Everything is a character study of a genius in action.
The film is directed by Sam Blair (Make Us Dream, Keep Quiet, Maradona ‘86), and edited by Sam Blair and Paul Monaghan. Cinematography by Edward Edwards (Grenfell; The Untold Story), and an original score by BAFTA nominated Roger Goula (All That Breathes, Make Us Dream). It is produced by James Davidson for David Beckham’s Studio 99 (Beckham, Save Our Squad), and Executive Produced by Nicola Howson, David Gardner, Ross Connolly and David Beckham. Distribution is by MetFilms.