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Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Written and directed by Richard Lowenstein (“Dogs in Space,” “Say a Little Prayer,” and “He Died With A Felafel In His Hand”), “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” is a powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’ and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man. For an all too brief time, we revel in Michael’s Dionysian beauty and sensuality on stage and off. We listen to the range of his extraordinary voice and witness the charmed way he travels through life as he is propelled to world acclaim. But Michael struggled with the idea of success, the creative limits of pop stardom and how to express his integrity; a longing that shaped his life and music and gave birth to a desire to go far beyond the constraints of pop. A violent event strikes Michael and changes his life forever, fracturing his sense of self and robbing him of his connection to life. Made vulnerable, he is unable to navigate the complex challenges he faces moving forward and he has little defense against the onslaught of tabloid press that descends upon his world. Amidst the encroaching darkness, Michael’s new-born daughter, Tiger, becomes his one bright light.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Richard Lowenstein

Writer:

  • Richard Lowenstein

Producers:

  • Andrew de Groot
  • John Battsek
  • Lisa Savage
  • Lynn-Maree Milburn
  • Maiken Baird
  • Mandy Chang
  • Mark Fennessy
  • Maya Gnyp
  • Michael Hamlyn
  • Oli Harbottle
  • Paul Wiegard
  • Richard Lowenstein
  • Shaun Miller
  • Sue Murray

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