Director Brendan Fletcher / 2017

A rare and intimate insight into the process of one of Australia's most intriguing songwriters: Sarah Blasko.

A decade and a half into an acclaimed career crafting lustrous chamber pop, both solo and with Seeker Lover Keeper, Sarah Blasko chooses to write her sixth album over two weeks in a western Sydney theatre. Despite the ARIA awards and top-10 albums, every song suite is a new challenge.

Director Brendan Fletcher (who wrote and directed Mad Bastards and the Blasko-soundtracked, MIFF 2015 Best Short Film winner Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose) gets unprecedented access to the songbird, her archives, her literary-minded father Nikolai and her devoted bandmates for Blasko. He delves into her unique upbringing with missionary parents, a failed marriage and new love, and her voracious drive to create. Deeply personal and often cheeky, this fly-on-the-wall documentary offers a vision of how Blasko's enchanting cathedral of sound is born.

'One of Australia's most distinctive voices and songwriters.' – The Australian

FILM CANCELLED: Blasko will no longer be screened at MIFF 2017. Due to delays in the production schedule, the release of the film has been pushed back to later in 2017. We regret any inconvenience caused.

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