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by Indiewire
June 5, 2012 11:18 AM
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Project of the Day: "The Ballad of Hugh"

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"The Ballad of Hugh"

Tweetable Logline:

Move over Bieber! Outta the way, M.I.A.! The next big thing is here. He’s ready. He’s hungry. He’s 82.

Elevator Pitch:

It's about an 82 year old trying to make it in music biz. In 1962, Hugh handed lyrics over the fence to his neighbor, Glyn Johns, who at the time was a struggling singer. Glyn went on to become one of the biggest producers of all time. Hugh, on the other hand, got married, had 4 kids, moved to Canada, worked at the University of Toronto and forgot about music. Now, after the 50 years, he has decided to rekindle his flirtation with the music business. We watch as he tries.

Production Team:

Marco DiFelice, It's my first film ever.

About the Production:

I have felt compelled to make a film about Hugh for over 10 years now. He teaches us that any age is a good age to dream, to play, to write, to learn. I feel this is an important message in an ageist society, and once you see Hugh in action, you will realize he is the perfect messenger.

For more information and to support this project:

Indiegogo Page

Official Website

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1 Comment

  • alex wilmot | June 9, 2012 12:04 PMReply

    At last, an intelligent, literate entertainer who's actually worked at his craft and achieved success without the assistance of manager, agent, entourage, special FX, etc., etc., etc. In an age when the mediocre is invariably deemed brilliant by a gullible public, how refreshing is Hugh Oliver!