MATILDA & ME
Directed by Nel Minchin
& Rhian Skirving
'Joyful, energetic, wonderful stories and the telling is uplifting!'
- Melinda Houston, Sydney Morning Herald
'A fascinating biopic about Minchin and how his childhood love of the writings of Roald Dahl proved to be the composer's destiny.'
- Holly Byrnes, The Sunday Telegraph
- Claire Rigden, The Daily Telegraph
MATILDA & ME
ABC Television | 2016 | 60min
‘Matilda and Me’ tells the story of the Australian debut of the global smash hit stage show, Matilda the Musical, and its composer Tim Minchin. With intimate access to his life, family and closest friends, the film reveals how Tim has evolved from lour mouthed, iconoclastic comedian to Australia’s most successful musical theatre export.
Through candid interviews, rare archive, glimpses into Tim’s daily life and exclusive personal performances at his home piano, we reveal how the boy from Perth went from the beaches of WA to the stages of Broadway and the West End. We discover the bittersweet success of an Australian away from home and experience Tim’s thrill at bringing his beloved ‘Matilda’ home for the first time.
Featuring high profile interviews with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Roald Dahl’s wife Felicity, Hollywood film-star Mara Wilson from Danny Devito’s ‘Matilda’, along with revelations by Tim’s colleagues, friends and family, the film examines how Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ was transformed by the Royal Shakespeare Company into one of the most successful musicals of its generation.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
AACTA AWARDS 2016
Nominated - Best Documentary
ATOM AWARDS 2016
WINNER - Best Biographical Documentary
WINNER - Best Arts Documentary
NEL MINCHIN & RHIAN SKIRVING
Commissioning Editor ABC
MATILDA & ME was produced for the AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION by IN FILMS
in association with SCREEN AUSTRALIA and SCREEN NSW
Distribution by MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT