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Little Murders

Little Murders - 40 years on the smell of an oily rag.

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Synopsis

DURATION: 30 MINUTES

The band Little Murders have survived the musical landscape for 40 years this October 2019. From their DIY beginnings in the late 70's, and with virtually no money, singer Rob Griffiths has somehow managed to continue the band and will tour Japan later this year. Just how has Rob, a school teacher, now in his 60's managed to do it?

Interviews and archival footage tell the story of survival in changing times.

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  • October 2020

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

In our ageist society it's rare that a musician in his 60's can maintain what is essentially a pop band and bring it to a level allowing a tour in Japan in 2019. The film documents the history of the band, starting in the late 70's Melbourne through to present day with an emphasis on how Rob Griffith's has maintained his passion and how in practical terms he's been able to continue. The film explores the universal theme of never giving up no matter what your age is.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

The purpose of the film is to illustrate how sixty year old Rob has the passion to continue with a project (the band/music) over a long period of time without any real financial support.

My goal for the documentary is to inspire others to ignore cliches about old age. In pop music this sort longevity is very rare especially when you are a self funded musician.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

1. Age means nothing.
2. An appreciation of what's possible with determination.
3. Younger musicians see the possibility fo self management and its reward.
4. Genuine interest in Rob the band and their career path.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

No formal partnerships but I do have access to people associated with the history of the band and have already begun to interview them. I have peers in the film industry with documentary experience who have advised me.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Any inspiration people get from this film is valuable to me. If this story inspires, I would like similar stories to be told.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Popularity is an undeniable barometer for success so I would like to see that. If people engage and learn from the documentary it's been a success, if the documentary subject opens up conversations around the subject its also been a success for me.

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