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Filmed over 3 years, ROCK N ROLL NERD is an intimate tale that charts Tim Minchin’s meteoric rise from obscurity to celebrity.  Capturing every moment of Tim’s first frenzied break onto the comedy scene the documentary weaves never-before-seen performance footage, backstage antics, home footage and candid interviews into a funny and deeply personal story of love and ambition.

I think what makes this project so unique is that it is absolutely not a retrospective doco of an artist’s grand career, nor a rockumentary about a life of debauchery, nor a voyeuristic peek at the glamorous life of a pop celebrity. It is a story told from a unique perspective: an absolutely trusted insider looking through fond eyes at a normal couple going on a journey which is both somewhat extraordinary and kind of… well, super-ordinary.

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"hilarious, moving and insightful tribute to the performer and the pursuance of a dream".
Chris Hawthorn, The Laneway, Melbourne

"a sweet and edifying glimpse into the trials and treasures of a performer’s life.."
Hillary Harper, ABC online

"..a really unusual and brilliant story….fascinating little doc"
Simone Ubaldi, Beat Magazine

"a wonderfully affectionate documentary…..I highly recommend"
Tom Ryan, Sunday Age

"The film is touchingly intimate..."
Jackie Maley, Sunday Age

"a wonderful and touching portrait..."
Louise Maskell, The Herald Sun


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ROCK N ROLL NERD opens in Australian cinemas OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2008! Dont miss it in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart. See Screenings for more details.

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DVD on Sale May 6th 2009

The DVD is on sale from May 6th 2009. in stores in Australia/NZ and available online around the world through www.madman.com.au The DVD is the 89 minute feature version, not the 55 minute TV version and includes heaps of Extras.

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Melbourne International Film Festival


ROCK N ROLL NERD will screen as part of the 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival. There will be an introduction and Q&A session this coming Sunday, July 27th at 5pm at the Capitol Theatre. Go to www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au

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