|“I’m Not Dead Yet” is an “unplugged” road movie which follows country music legend Chad Morgan and his wife Joanie as they travel and perform throughout regional and outback Australia. Affectionately narrated by rock musician Tex Perkins , the documentary is an intimate portrait of an artist as an old man. It’s a film about laughter, growing old and coming to terms with the past. At the heart of the narrative is an enduring love story. Back in “the day” Chad moved a lot faster than he does now. He was once an infamous drunk and womaniser—defiant, wild and unstoppable. But now Chad has found his soul mate–the droll, plain speaking Joanie. While Chad performs, “roadie Joanie” sells the CDs and merchandise.
Today Chad is the last country music legend standing. He has out-sung, out-drunk and outlived his famous contemporaries. When Slim Dusty died in 2005 the heavy title of country music’s “national treasure ” was passed on to Chad. Chad’s moving performance of “Bill and Eva” makes time stand still. Fans have tears in their eyes as Chad explains the story behind the song. “You could tell it came from the heart. Chad’s not a fake,” says a fan reaching for her hankie.
Far more than just a cradle to the grave bio–pick, “I’m Not Dead Yet” is a road movie about laughter, love, romance, music and family. It also features a “handsome” leading man and a litany of dirty lyrics!
|Tex Perkins (Narrator)|
|Release Date||1st December 2011|