Morgan Spurlock, the man behind 'Super Size Me' (2004), is the surprise director of this documentary on the highly successful British pop group. The band, comprised of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, shot to fame off the back of their appearance in the seventh series of 'The X Factor'. Following the show they signed to Simon Cowell's label Syco Records for the release of their debut album 'Up All Night' (2011), which soared to the top of the charts in both Britain and the USA. The documentary captures both the onstage and offstage lives of the boys, featuring a blend of behind the scenes and performance footage, as well as charting the origins of each member and the journey that led them to become part of the group.
One Direction: This Is Us is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction. Directed by Morgan Spurlock, the film is produced by Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Morgan Spurlock, and Ben Winston. The executive producers are Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Doug Merrifield, Jeremy Chilnick, and Matthew Galkin.