Saturday, July 07, 2007
The Seventh Python is in post-production
Frozen Pictures is in post-production on its long-awaited musical documentary feature film, The Seventh Python.
The Seventh Python tells the story of legendary musical satirist Neil Innes-- a man who's managed to keep a low profile for about forty years, while being a prime mover in both the pop music and comedy worlds with the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Monty Python's Flying Circus and The Rutles. Paul McCartney produced his first hit single; he appeared in Magical Mystery Tour; he performed with the Pythons on television, on tour, in films and in The Concert for George tribute to his friend George Harrison; he plays a mean ukulele; and he's even got a songwriting credit on a tune by Oasis, who acknowledged that it appropriated his song, "How Sweet To Be An Idiot."
The film includes interviews and appearances by many pop superstars, friends and associates of Innes, including Python Michael Palin, who says, "Neil was the nearest we’ve ever come to a seventh Python," and Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, who tells Neil: "I based all my work on the teachings of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band."
The documentary also features many musical performances that bring Innes genius and popular appeal into clear focus, including two star-studded shows that marked Innes' first appearances in Hollywood in close to a decade.
The Seventh Python is presented by Sean Connors Films, Ltd., executive producer of Frozen Pictures' forthcoming feature film, Psych House.
The documentary will be headed to festivals and theatrical release by the end of the year.