I TOLD YOU I WAS ILL premiers at Adelaide Film Festival
The web site to accompany Hatchling Productions' new film,
I TOLD YOU I WAS ILL: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF SPIKE MILLIGAN
was launched today, ahead of the film's world premiere at
the Adelaide Film Festival tonight.
The World Premiere of the film sold out at the beginning
of this week. The documentary is an intimate and deeply
personal portrait of comic genius Spike Milligan through
the eyes of his brother Desmond, his daughters Laura, Sile
and Jane and his third wife, Shelagh. Each saw a very different
side of this complex and multifaceted man who forever changed
English comedy and trampled on the notions of decorum and
deference. For the first time his family have opened up
their personal archives to reveal Spike as a brilliant,
tortured and visionary man who trod the thin line between
genius and debilitating depression.
Director/writer/producer Cathy Henkel, producer Jeff Canin
and many of the crew have just arrived in Adelaide, South
Australia, for what will be the first theatrical screening
of the feature length doco. Joining them are Spike's brother
Desmond, his eldest daughter Laura, his granddaughter Georga
and Spikefest organisers from Woy Woy, where Spike's parents
lived and where he wrote many of his books.
The web site was produced and written by Kerry Sunderland
from Evolve Media and developed by Adelaide-based Katalyst
Web Design, with illustrations and animation by Murray Debus
There are two versions of the site: the 'still' version
features on screen text and images only; the 'moving' version
features animation, sound and video and has been designed
for those with broadband internet connections. Some of the
highlights include the Milligan family photo album, letters
Spike wrote to his daughter Laura and Spike reading some
of his own poetry.