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mental health

Oct 30, 2013


As I write this, I can hear Jeremy Oxley pounding out “I’m alone with you tonight” (in my mind, anyway).  His voice and the songs of the Sunnyboys were part of my growing up.

Oxley’s struggles with schizophrenia and his rediscovery of the joys of music are profiled in a moving documentary, The Sunnyboy, which screens on ABC1 this Sunday (November 3) at 9.30pm.

I recommend making a date with it. You don’t need to have been a fan to find this an engrossing film. For those readers whose lives have been touched one way or another by mental illness, it will likely raise some familiar themes.

Many thanks to the film’s director Kaye Harrison (pictured below, right, with Oxley) for writing below about some of the complexities and ethical issues involved in making such an intimate portrait of Oxley and his relationships. Continue reading “Don’t miss The Sunnyboy…coming soon to a screen near you”