How did a glamorous model and charity campaigner with a disability become hated, hacked & hounded?
Heather Mills' extraordinary life makes for one hell of a story: from a murky past with a tough childhood, to a life-changing injury, to the global fame of marrying an icon and becoming Mrs. Paul McCartney. From the scandalous split and all the drama in the divorce court to the vindication at the Leveson phone hacking inquiry.
The Heather Mills story is one you just couldn't make up and takes us on a rip-roaring ride through 90s and 00s Britain – and the excesses of tabloid culture. But what made Heather a perfect person for the tabloids to pick apart, and did she deserve it?
We'll explore the story through a modern lens and look at why the media turned against her... would it happen today? In this 90-minute film, we'll unpack the true story, with all its ups and downs, and try to find the real Heather Mills.
Firecracker is responsible for some of the highest rating and most talked about factual television programmes of the last decade.
From the BAFTA-nominated international smash hit Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, to the visually arresting Daredevils series, Firecracker has produced some of the most ground-breaking, popular factual programmes on television today.
Whatever the platform, Firecracker prides itself on telling authentic human stories and offering new and often never-before-seen perspectives, coupled with its trademark bold and stylish approach to film making, to create talked about content that is loved by audiences around the globe.
Firecracker’s unique story-telling has seen the company work with a wide range of broadcasters both in the UK and the US, including the BBC, Channel 4, W, ABC, Discovery, TLC and National Geographic.
Other credits include Born in the Wrong Body, Daredevils, Repo Man, Sex Testers, Baby Ballroom and Dr Christian Will See You Now and single documentaries such as Susan Boyle: Unlikely Superstar, Secrets of the Living Dolls, The Man With The Ten Stone Testicles, The Brit Who Tried To Kill Trump and Jamie: Drag Queen At Sixteen – the documentary which inspired the hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.