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Title Cannot Buy My Soul / Director: Goldman, Paul
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2008
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Summary In early 2007, Paul Kelly asked a number of his friends to donate their time to record versions of songs by Kev Carmody, for what was to become the album Cannot Buy My Soul. In January 2008, most of them, including Kev Carmody himself, came together at the State Theatre in Sydney for the stage production of Cannot But My Soul. Once again, the artists involved donated their time to the project, which went on to become one of the most powerful and emotional concerts Sydney has ever heard.This is a documentary about this incredible concert. Directed by feature film maker Paul Goldman (Suburban Mayhem) and produced by Toby Creswell and Danielle Kelly (producers of Great Australian Albums), Cannot Buy My Soul captures not only the heartfelt emotion found in Kev's songs, but also the goodwill and respect of the artists who gathered to honour his work. The cast includes Paul Kelly, Clare Bowditch, the Herd, Missy Higgins, Dan Kelly, Steve Kilbey, Last Kinection, Tex Perkins, the Pigram Brothers, Glenn Richards from Augie March, Sara Storer, Dan Sultan, the Drones and Last Kinection.Best known for the song From Little Things Big Things Grow which he co-wrote with Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody is a former stockman, social worker, night club bouncer and jack of all trades. With an Irish father and a Murry mother, Kev was barely literate when he enrolled at university at the age of 33. At about the same time he became a singer and songwriter, and his first album Pillars of Society revealed an artist with a knack for writing songs which combined political activism with stories of life experience.Working closely with Kev, stage director Brendan Fletcher had just three days to pull the stage production together. Individual artists had not met Fletcher or each other, and some of them had not yet met Kev in person. Despite this, and the limited time available for rehearsals, a spirit of serendipity came over the production. At the end of the second successful night, the entire cast delivered a rousing version of From Little Things Big Things Grow, joined on stage by Kev and his family. There was barely a dry eye in the house.Using footage from the rehearsals, live performances and backstage interviews, Goldman weaves an emotional story which captures not only the magic of that week, but also the honest beauty of Kev's songs, and the life which helped shaped them. (Commissioned by SBSi, in English) (Entertainment)
Event Broadcast 2013-08-27 at 01:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Carmody, Kev.
Aboriginal Australians -- Music.
Bouncers.
Social workers.
Form Streaming video
Author Goldman, Paul, director
Bowditch, Clare, cast
Carmody, Kev, cast
Higgins, Missy, cast
Kelly, Daniel, cast
Kelly, Paul, cast
Kilbey, Steve, cast
Perkins, Gregory, cast
Richards, Glenn, cast
Storer, Sara, cast
Sultan, Dan, cast