Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2011. Tim's joined on stage by the awesome 55-piece Heritage Orchestra, led by Jules Buckley and by Pete Clements on bass and Brad Webb on drums.
Performing material from his "So Rock" and "Dark Side" albums, ranging from sharply critical, to lighthearted, to sweet, Minchin shows off his skills as a musician, comedian and social critic in this hilarious two hour live show.
Pieced together from footage taken over a period of three years, Rock N Roll Nerd follows the rise of comedian Tim Minchin's rise from obscurity to celebrity. His funny, personal story is told through behind-the-scenes footage, home footage and interviews. Written by
I've re-watched this movie several times now and not sure quite what makes it so mesmerising. I think it's Minchin's honesty, the trust that he so clearly has in the director and the amount of investment, dedication, focus and application for a project which, at several points in the journey, everyone must have thought would never come to fruition. That, and the transformation that Minchin goes through. The superficial make-over and changes to his appearance are one thing but more fundamentally, the passionately coveted affirmation transforms him from the hugely talented but nervously trying too hard comedic singer songwriter into the relaxed, confident, accomplished performer he is today. And star he has undoubtedly become, seemingly effortlessly holding audiences of several thousand spellbound. I can't help wondering if Rhian Skirving's relentless faith in him somehow contributed to his success. Minchin's career is still in its infancy. I'm certain that in years to come, this documentary will become a cult film.
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