The trailer has dropped for the eagerly-anticipated Michael Gudinski documentary.
Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story will arrive in cinemas nationally on August 31st, following a premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 10th.
The documentary is described as “the definitive account” of the late, great Mushroom Group founder’s “rock’n’ roll life”, providing a “rare look behind the curtain” of his seminal music company he built from the ground up.
“Famed for his eccentricities and boldness, the film dives into the psyche and unorthodox tactics of Michael as he became the frontman of a cultural movement and built a music empire whose artists created the soundtrack for a nation,” reads an official statement about the documentary.
Directed by Paul Goldman, Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story features interviews with Jimmy Barnes, Vika & Linda Bull, Vance Joy, Paul Kelly, Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and many more. The documentary also contains previously unseen archival footage, as well as personal accounts from family and the late entrepreneur himself.
You can watch the official trailer for the documentary below. The release of the film comes at the ideal time as Mushroom Group celebrates its 50th anniversary in style.
Formed by Gudinski in 1972, Mushroom Group released its first album the following year, the iconic Sunbury 1973, The Great Australian Rock Festival. Very quickly Gudinski established Mushroom as one of Australia’s foremost and finest record labels; 50 years later, Mushroom now represents Australian culture around the world, as well as bringing the globe’s best talent to this country.
Before a massive Mushroom 50 concert in November featuring a to-be-announced all-star lineup, some of Australia’s most iconic musicians have released stunning works throughout this year, including Missy Higgins, Bliss n Eso and The Temper Trap.
Gudinski died on March 2nd, 2021, at the age of 68. His passing prompted an overwhelming wave of tributes from music world, including from the aforementioned Sheeran, who wrote and dedicated the touching track “Visiting Hours” to his close friend and mentor.