Solid State creates trailer for Madman’s Paul Kelly: Stories Of Me
For almost 40 years, in over 350 songs, Paul Kelly has been mapping out the Australian landscape and its people through his words and songs. This documentary charts the remarkable life of one of Australia’s most gifted and adored singer-songwriters.
Utilising a notebook motif graphic to create a strong link between the man and the music he pens, as well as seamless shifts of songs in the sound mix, the trailer emphasises the breadth and impact of Paul’s songs through interviews with prominent Australians including Megan Washington and Rachel Perkins and other prominent figures from the Australian art scene. It also hints at the darker side behind the artist.
The trailer successfully launched the film to sold-out screenings across Australia, including at the Melbourne International Film Festival and a national tour accompanied by the man himself. The box office per screening success so far in Australia has been exceptional.