GILBERT O'SULLIVAN: OUT ON HIS OWN

By Adrian MCCARTHY

WILDFIRE FILMS AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS LTD - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

An intimate profile of the life and music of the legendary Gilbert O'Sullivan, following Gilbert as tours the world and records a new album, allowing us to witness some of the highs and lows faced by a musician whom many critics percieve to be past his sell by date.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • IRELAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 54 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adrian MCCARTHY
    • Producer(s)
    • Martha O'NEILL (Wildfire Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Gilbert O’Sullivan was Ireland’s first International pop star.
      In the early 1970’s he sat on top of the charts with, Alone Again (Naturally), Clair, Nothing Rhymed, Get Down and Matrimony. The poster pin-up star was up there with the likes of Elton John and The Osmonds but by the mid 70’s his career begain to wane and by the time he came out of a long legal dispute with his manager in the mid 80’s his career had drifted into mediocrity where it has stayed ever sense.
      Today, 62 year old O’Sullivan is still at it. With dogged determination and belief in his songwriting abilities he continues to take on the music establishment as he struggles to come to terms with the fact that he is no longer given the respect he feels he deserves.
      Filmed throughout 2009, this revealing documentary gives us a fascinating insight into the life and creative impulse of this unconventional solo music man. While spending time with O’Sullivan as he tours and records we are brought into the world of a complex, unwavering and often difficult artist allowing us to witness some of the highs and lows faced by a musician whom many critics percieve to be past his sell by date.
      We travel to his home in Jersey, to London, Nashville and Israel. This is the first time O’Sullivan has given access to a documentary crew allowing the viewer a rare insight into the private world of this complex music man.
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