Cecil Beaton has been in my visual orbit for many years. As a child, I loved My Fair Lady and have been passionate about photography for many years. My experience as a filmmaker has allowed me to delve in depth into the lives of visionaries who I have admired for many years. Beaton was someone who intrigued me, his driving ambition was paramount in his life. His creative drive dominated him and ultimately he sacrificed everything just for that. I have often said that my work is dictated by the archives I have access to. In the case of this film, this played an even more fundamental role.