The Documentary - now available to Stream
Louis Tillett is a brilliant musician, a great band leader and a total wildcard. In this classic music documentary the legendary Australian singer-songwriter and keyboardist embarks on an extraordinary concert at the Basement in Sydney and discusses his creative process and episodic mental illness. Featuring performances and candid interviews with collaborators Penny Ikinger, Charlie Owens, Dianne Spence and Don Walker, and interviews with brother John and sister Nina. Surprisingly, Louis is an accomplished sailor, and one evening on the liquid black of Sydney Harbour he confides the connection between the swell of the elemental sea and his own psychological journeys. Louis Tillett is a musician's musician, highly respected yet finding mainstream success elusive, perhaps in part because he paints his own troubles in music.
"He always wears his heart on his sleeve and all the dirty washing comes out" Penny Ikinger
Band: Louis Tillett (vocals and piano), Charlie Owens (guitar), Penny Ikinger (guitar), Jim Dickson (bass), Nick Fisher (drums), Don Walker (Hammond organ), Dianne Spence (saxophone), Stewart ... (trumpet), Anthony Kable (trombone). Stage lighting: Damien Oxley, sound engineering: Chris Mysinski, live music recording: John Bell.
Song list: Sailor's dream, Hold Me, Ancient Song, The Tempest, Life Raft.
Producer: Lisa Nicol. Directors: Lisa Nicol, Anna Craney, Mark Mordue, Carolyn Constantine.
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