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The Story

The inspiring, tragic and intimate life story of DAVID McCOMB, cult Australian singer-songwriter of THE TRIFFIDS.

In a short life, McComb gave up secrets in the shape of his songs. Using his familiar Western Australian landscape as the canvas for his towering psychodramas and heart-broken epics, the tragedy and triumph of McComb's short, driven, passionate life is brought to the screen using a vast array of David's music, poetry, letters and unseen family archives. McComb believed in the song: from his earliest art-punk pranks to the darkly atmospheric brilliance of his last works, he ran at their whims, from his insomniac writing jags to lost love across the continents. In 1999 just short of his 37th birthday leaving behind a slew of unanswered questions and unrecorded songs. Love In Bright Landscapes reveals the man behind the songs and is the labour of love made over a 13 year period in his first film by writer-director Jonathan Alley.

"Made over thirteen years, this is one of the best music-related documentaries ever to come out of this country. It’s also, given McComb’s death at the age of 36, a very powerful and cumulatively moving one.  An absolutely superb testament to a unique talent....it's hard to imagine any way it could have been better" - Mark Demetrius, FILMINK 

Rating

M

Duration

100

Director

Jonathan Alley

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