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Worry Me in the Daytime

An intimate portrait of an Australian musician on a mission to carve his place in blues history, 15,000 kilometres from its birthplace in Mississippi. By day, Chris Russell maintains a full-time job manufacturing flag poles for golf courses; by night he pursues a hectic writing, rehearsing and performing schedule playing his signature brand of juke joint blues throughout the city. ‘Worry Me in the Daytime’ follows Chris throughout the course of a Melbourne winter, from the factory to his suburban bayside home to the launch of the album that will determine the shape of his musical future.

  • Sebastian Broadbent
    Something to Crow About
  • Sebastian Broadbent
    Something to Crow About
  • Sebastian Broadbent
    Something to Crow About
  • Chris Russell
    Key Cast
  • Marleena Forward
    Something to Crow About, I Am Here and You Are Out There, Birds of a Feather
  • Sebastian Broadbent
    Something to Crow About
  • Malcolm Bloedel
    Sound Recordist
    Something to Crow About
  • Neill S. Bell
    Sound Mix
  • Andrew Connell
    Online Editor
  • Giulio Tami
    Edit Consultant
  • Chris Russell
    Original Music
  • Jessica Hutchison
    Production Stills Photographer
  • Shannon Owen
    Supervising Producer
    Just Punishment
  • Steve Thomas
    Supervising Producer
    Freedom Stories
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Music, Biography, Blues
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 AUD
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  • St Kilda Film Festival
    Melbourne, Australia
    May 20, 2016
    World Premiere
    Nominee: Best Documentary, Best Original Score
  • DOCUTIFF at Tirana International Film Festival
    June 7, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    August 12, 2016
    Asian Premiere
  • Etiuda & Anima
    November 22, 2016
    Polish Premiere
  • VGIK International Student Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    November 14, 2016
    Russian Premiere
  • PUSH! Film Festival
    Bristol, TN/VA
    United States
    October 21, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • 47th Annual Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Screenings
    Melbourne, Australia
    December 6, 2015
    Winner: Best Achievement in Sound, Nominee: Best Documentary
Director Biography - Sebastian Broadbent

Sebastian Broadbent is an independent Australian documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on music, culture and community. His short film about old-time string band the Strzelecki Stringbusters 'Something to Crow About' has screened throughout the world including at the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, and his latest film about bluesman Chris Russell 'Worry Me in the Daytime' was nominated for Best Documentary and Best Original Score at the 33rd annual St Kilda Film Festival. His next film is 'Arnie's Barn', a celebration of the rich musical heritage of his home state of Victoria.

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