Ed Sheeran’s Cousin Jethro Sheeran, to Produce Van Gogh Biopic Movie Soundtrack

Vincent Van Gogh artist

Ed Sheeran’s cousin Jethro Sheeran has joined the Vincent Van Gogh biopic film, entitled “Van Gogh” as Soundtrack Producer.  Jethro’s recording artist name is “aLonestar.” He has had multiple Billboard charts hits and has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Wu-Tang, Shatta Wale, Akon, DaBaby, Young Thug, Future, Trippie Redd, and Pusha T.

Jethro’s Album, “Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica” featuring Reggae legend, Bob Marley’s sons, Damian and Stephen Marley, hit number #1 on the Billboard Charts.  Jethro has also produced and written several hit songs with his cousin Ed Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar

When Ed first embarked on his career in London, Jethro was a protective, nurturing and encouraging mentor to Ed as he entered the music business.  The cousins still maintain a close relationship.

Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar

In an interview with Josie Gibson, Ed stated:

“We’ve been working together since I was about 12, like, Jethro introduced pretty much, hip hop to me.”  – Ed Sheeran

“I remember him (Jethro) coming around my house with his Dad when I was about eight, with Eminem’s slim Shady LP.” – Ed Sheeran

“I used to come up to London when I was about 14, 15 and stay with Jethro in Boremwood and we were putting tracks together then.” – Ed Sheeran





Songs Featuring Jethro Sheeran and Ed Sheeran:
“Raise em up”
“Real Life”

Jethro’s collaboration with Chris Brown:
“Street Life”

The Van Gogh movie is being produced by Van Gogh historian, writer and film producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, through her company Kalliope Filmshttps://kalliopefilms.com/

Kira Madallo Sesay - red carpet

Kira Madallo Sesay on IMDb: ​ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1690608/

“We’re delighted to have the immensely talented music producer, performer and songwriter, Jethro Sheeran, join us on our mission to honor Vincent Van Gogh and to raise awareness for suicide prevention via the film’s soundtrack.  We believe that Jethro has the talent and vision to usher this meaningful movie soundtrack to a level of artistry and deep meaning that Van Gogh would be proud of.” says Kira Madallo Sesay.

Bobby Deleon is Executive Producing “Van Gogh.”  Deleon is an executive at Johnny Depp’s company Infinitum Nihil and former manager of Depp’s iconic Hollywood club The Viper Room.  More producers and celebrity attachments will be announced soon.

Sadly, Vincent Van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  In honor of Vincent’s struggle with Bipolar disorder, the goal of the Van Gogh movie soundtrack is to spread mental health awareness and to help prevent suicide.

Jethro Sheeran

Jethro Sheeran states, “I was so attracted to this movie ‘Van Gogh.’  The script has so much depth with feeling, art emotion and expression.”

He continues, “If I could write a song to make people feel through music that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we will get through it, save lives and help others, that is something I desire more than anything on this earth. To save just one person or help the whole world.“

The “Van Gogh” biopic is the result of over 7 years of on the ground research about Van Gogh.  In an effort to truly walk in Vincent’s footsteps, screenwriter producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, traveled to every location where Vincent, lived worked or visited.  As a result of this extensive research, new information about Vincent Van Gogh will be revealed in the film for the first time. Kira is also writing a book about Van Gogh.

Additionally, Kira has a luxury jewelry company in honor of Vincent Van Gogh’s art and humanitarian legacy.  10% of the profits of the jewelry sold, goes to suicide prevention charities and African educational charities in gold and diamond mining regions.  For more information please visit: https://vinscentvangogh.com/

Jethro Sheeran is putting together an ensemble of celebrity musicians for the Van Gogh movie soundtrack to help share a message of hope and healing.  The singer, Simonna, will also be performing a song on the soundtrack to inspire and uplift those suffering from depression.


Photos courtesy of: Jethro Sheeran, Kira Madallo Sesay and Simonna.


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