As if Shawn Mendes fans didn’t have enough to look forward to already with the singer’s upcoming fourth studio album, he’s got another project in the works that’s dropping later this fall. Netflix announced today that the “Stitches” singer will be the focus of a new music documentary titled In Wonder, which premieres on the streaming platform this November.
Mendes and his manager Andrew Gertler teamed up with Netflix for the new film, which is described as “a portrait of Mendes’ life, chronicling the past few years of his rise and journey.” The feature length doc, which was also a Toronto International Film Festival special event selection, comes from music video director Grant Singer, who’s worked with other big stars in the past including The Weeknd, Lorde and Sam Smith. In Wonder is executive produced by Gertler, Mendes and Ben Winston, and is produced by Saul Germaine and James Haygood.
The documentary news comes not long after Mendes, in partnership with his Shawn Mendes Foundation, announced a new TIFF award at the festival, will will be given to an upcoming filmmaker for “excellence in creating a film that focuses on world issues important to the youth of today.”
Mendes’ career began when he recorded his very first music videos in 2013 on Vine, the now-defunct short video app. Since then, he’s gone on to release multiple hit singles and three full-length albums, and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He’s also been the musical guest on Saturday Night Live twice, and was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world on their 2018 list.
Netflix is slowly growing its collection of original music documentaries, and In Wonder is only the latest. Mendes’ film joins previous projects from the streamer like Taylor Swift’s Miss Americana, Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, The Black Godfather, Gaga: Five Foot Two, Quincy, and Blackpink: Light Up the Sky.
In Wonder comes to Netflix Nov. 23, only days before Mendes’ latest album, “Wonder,” is released Dec. 4.
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