THE CHILLS: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF MARTIN PHILLIPPS

By Julia PARNELL

NOTABLE PICTURES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2018

Faced with a deadly diagnosis, illustrious musician Martin Phillipps begins a life-affirming battle between drug addiction and creation, to reclaim his place as one of the world’s most unlikely rock stars.

Festivals
& Awards

SXSW 2019
World Premiere
Sydney Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
Athens International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
Cork Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
Doc'N Roll Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julia PARNELL
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicola PEEPERKOORN (Notable Pictures), Tim RILEY, Julia PARNELL (Notable Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • At 54, world-renowned New Zealand musician and The Chills frontman Martin Phillipps has been given a dire medical prognosis. As the eccentric Phillipps battles the jarring reality of his own mortality, he reconciles a lifetime of hoarding, drug abuse and broken relationships to bravely embrace change. So much more than your average music documentary, the film asks the question - when is it too late to rebuild a life and fulfill your dreams?