Follow renowned actor Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Wire) on a journey of self-exploration in Mandela, My Dad and Me. In 2013, Elba produced and released mi Mandela, an album inspired by his time researching and portraying Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The musical culture of South Africa was a great influence to him, both present day and historically, and connecting to the music Mr. Mandela would have listened to throughout his life was a great aid in Elba's preparation for the role. Hence he decided to explore it further in his own creative output through his passion for music. Arrangements were made to record the album in South Africa and Mali at the end of 2013, however, sadly just before Elba left, his father, Winston, passed away, which even further inspired the music he and his fellow collaborators sought to create. While working simultaneously on the album and promoting his film, Elba had BAFTA award-winning director Daniel Vernon document his movements. The film they had originally intended to create was centered on the recording of the album, but ultimately evolves into something far deeper. Mandela, My Dad and Me not only documents one man's struggle in producing his first album, but also his emotional quest to pay a fitting tribute to two inspirational men.