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Songman is an intimate portrait of one of the most influential figures in Australian music today. Aboriginal musician Kev Carmody is one of Australia's most celebrated songwriters. He penned our most famous Aboriginal anthem From Little Things Big Things Grow with Paul Kelly. Nicknamed ‘Australia's Bob Dylan,' Kev was recently inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and his music has been lauded by Paul Kelly as “one of Australia's greatest cultural treasures.” This reflective film documents Kev as he records his most innovative album yet. Kev discovered a collection of unrecorded songs written in the 1970s and 80s dating to his time working in droving camps and on factory floors. Now, in an abandoned shearing shed in Southern Queensland, is the time to record these gems once and for all. Friends and colleagues Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Dan Sultan shed light on Kev Carmody the man and discuss his influence on their creative lives. Film-maker Brendan Fletcher (Mad Bastards, 900 Neighbours, Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and The Rose) has worked with Kev for many years and this film is a vibrant reflection of their creative relationship.

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Brendan Fletcher
Kev Carmody  Brendan Fletcher
Brendan Fletcher
Dir. of Photography
Josh Marshall

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Production Company
Barefoot Communications Pty Limited

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