Director Amiel Courtin-Wilson is on a roll. His latest feature, Hail, is currently taking Australia by storm, and before that he built up an exciting array of observational documentaries, including Bastardy, a complex portrait of a complex man Jack Charles, which won awards and acclaim almost everywhere it played.
In between Bastardy and Hail, but taking up a lot of the time during the making of both, was Catch My Disease, an epic documentary about the musician Ben lee, which Courtin-Wilson filmed over an epic span of the musician's life (something like eight years). The title comes from one of Lee's most famous songs.
Featuring interviews with Clare Danes, Zooey Deschanel, Jason Schwartzman, Winona Ryder, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and others, Catch My Disease looks at the musician's substantial rise and fall. Check out the trailer below.