Saturday, July 07, 2007
Exclusive! Neil Innes movie coming soon
Get ready to meet the most important rock star you've never heard of. We've just gotten word that our mates at Frozen Pictures are finally in post-production on the long awaited musical feature film, The Seventh Python.
The Seventh Python tells the story of legendary musical satirist Neil Innes-- a man whos managed to keep a low profile for about forty years, while being a prime mover in both the pop music and comedy worlds with the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Monty Python's Flying Circus and The Rutles. Paul McCartney produced his first hit single; he appeared in Magical Mystery Tour; he performed with the Pythons on television, on tour, in films and The Concert for George tribute to his pal George Harrison; he plays a mean ukulele; and he's even got a songwriting credit on a tune by Oasis-- the greatest rock 'n' roll band ever-- who acknowledged they ripped off his song "How Sweet To Be An Idiot."
The film includes interviews and appearances by many pop superstars, friends and associates of Innes, including Python Michael Palin, who says, "Neil was the nearest we’ve ever come to a seventh Python," and Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, who tells Neil:
"I based all my work on the teachings of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band."
The documentary also features many musical performances that bring Innes genius and popular appeal into clear focus, including two star-studded shows that marked Innes' first appearances in Hollywood in close to a decade.
The Seventh Python is presented by Sean Connors Films, Ltd., executive producer of Frozen Pictures' forthcoming feature film, Psych House.
Frozen Pictures' latest documentary film, Basketball Man, is available on DVD.
The Seventh Python will be headed to festivals and theatrical release by the end of the year.