Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira has sold over 80 million records worldwide and won numerous awards including three GRAMMYs and eleven Latin GRAMMYs. In November 2018 she wrapped her hugely successful El Dorado World Tour. 2019 saw the release of the concert film “Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour,” which was shown in cinemas worldwide for one-night-only. She performed at Super Bowl LIV in Miami and is currently working on new music.
In this edition of Content POV, the backstory of that concert film from her co-director James Merryman.
Focusing on her triumphant return to the stage, this film is a celebration of Shakira’s bond with her fans around the globe. “Shakira In Concert: The El Dorado World Tour” opened as a one-night event n more than 2,000 theaters in 60 countries and combines private moments in-studio and behind-the-scenes clips of rehearsal with a concert performance for total access into the entire creative process.
James Merryman co-directed this film with the artist Shakira.
“The 55 date concert tour started in Europe and the Middle East, going to Barranquilla, Colombia, – Shakira’s hometown – and finishing up in the US. We filmed at the LA Show. We always knew this was about her fans and made the decision early on to include extra tour footage shot by her videographer Xavi. Shakira also wanted to elevate the viewing experience by treating the footage with overlays and gfx which transformed the viewing experience.
We are thrilled the concert film took home two Gold Medals from New York Festivals – for Special Event and Performing Arts Special.”
- James Merryman, Director, “Shakira In Concert: The El Dorado World Tour”