Director - Leslie Woodhead
Camera - Roger Chapman, Andrew Muggleton, Tim Sutton
Cast - Ella Fitzgerald, Smokey Robinson, Jamie Cullum, Tony Bennett, Patti Austin
Producer - Reggie Nadelson
Production - An Eagle Rock Entertainment

Ella Fitzgerald was a teenager living on the streets of Harlem when she won a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theatre. Within months of her appearance, she was the star attraction of 'Chick Webb and His Orchestra'. The movie illustrates her sublime transformation across six decades, reconstructing the stale stock narrative into a well-rounded examination of her mixed fortunes. A resolute survivor with an adventurous bandleader's instincts, versatile Ella evolved with the music and demonstrated an impressive mastery of swing, bebop, scat, and jazz.