Bonded by Spirit

When Jay Bradley's whiskey loving dad is diagnosed with terminal cancer, the father and son embark on a bucket list tour of Irish Whiskey distilleries. One night, the two men create a plan to launch their own Irish Whiskey brand, hoping one day to return Ireland to the top of the world whiskey hierarchy.

Unemployed, on the dole and starting from nothing, 'Bonded by Spirit' follows Jay Bradley over the course of three years.

Created in partnership with Fabergé, the documentary charts the struggles and successes of Jay and his team, culminating with his company 'The Craft Irish Whiskey Company' selling the most expensive bottle of whiskey in history, priced at $2million dollars.

The award winning documentary is directed by Matt Maude, a seven time best documentary award winner and creator of the Showtime / National Geographic release ‘General Magic’

  • Matt Maude
    General Magic
  • Matt Maude
    General Magic
  • Matt Maude
    General Magic
  • Jay Bradley
  • Jay Bradley
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    72,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Sony FX9, Sony A7
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Director Biography - Matt Maude

Matt is an eight time best documentary award winning director, writer and producer. After starring in the UK ITV soap Crossroads during his teenage years, Matt moved behind the camera, directing and producing adverts, promos, music videos and narrative shorts. As a screenplay writer and director, Matt is the winner of the Kirin First Press Award for direction and the Epic Award for Best Screenplay. He is a member of a UK’s regional screen agencies ‘Super 8’ - one of eight filmmakers to watch.
At the Tribeca Film Festival, Matt was nominated for the Best New Director Award for the #1 best selling documentary on iTunes, 'General Magic', a National Geographic and Showtime release.

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