Mystify
Michael Hutchence

World premiere at Tribeca 2019

Synopsis

Michael Hutchence came to epitomise the very definition of leather clad sexually magnetic rock front man, but underneath it all he was a poetic and gentle soul. While seducing the world’s most desirable women, his childhood sweetheart remained a life-long confidante until the day he died. His famously uninhibited stage performances were only made possible when protecting himself from the audience in a myopic out-of-focus cocoon. The film presents an intimate narrative portrait imbued with authenticity, warmth and humour as Michael’s friends, lovers, band-members, family, collaborators - and Hutchence himself - guide us through a trajectory from unconventional fractured childhood to charismatic, turbulent and ultimately tragic public stardom; the quintessential Rock God.