A new documentary about singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes titled ‘In Wonder,’ will hit Netflix on November 23, ahead of the release of his fourth studio album, ‘Wonder’, on December 4. Mendes revealed the album’s title track as an advance single on October 2.
According to Variety, the feature-length documentary, helmed by veteran music video director Grant Singer, is an intimate look at Mendes’ life and journey, filmed over the last few years. ‘In Wonder’ will likely feature footage of Mendes from his 2019 self-titled world tour that took him across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It was a special event selection at the Toronto Film Festival.
Recently, the ‘Senorita’ singer partnered with his Shawn Mendes Foundation (SMF) and announced an official new annual TIFF award at the festival, given to an emerging or young filmmaker for excellence in creating a film. The award focuses on world issues important to the youth of today. SMF seeks to inspire the 22-year-old singer’s audience to learn about those causes that they are passionate about, and help empower them to use the voice they have to bring change to the world by taking action and giving back.
Variety reported that the film joins Netflix’s growing slate of music-centred documentaries including Taylor Swift’s ‘Miss Americana,’ ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce,’ ‘The Black Godfather,’ ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two,’ ‘Quincy’ and most recently, ‘Blackpink: Light Up the Sky.’