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The Chills - The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps

Film (Trailer) – 2019

I do have regrets. I've told myself the appropriate lies. You go to great lengths to create a self-serving reality.
– Musician Martin Phillipps assesses the choices he's made in his life and career
Not since Thor: Ragnorak have I swelled with such national pride as I did during tonight's SXSW premiere of The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps. It's a fantastic film...
– Film reviewer Dominic Corry tweets his appreciation at Texas festival South by Southwest, 13 March 2019
With more highlights, bum-outs, insights (yes, and lineups) than your average music doco, Parnell’s film captures the uniqueness of Martin Phillipps in gripping fashion. Enthralling, emotional, and at times bleakly comical, this is a revealing film that also conveys a real New Zealand-ness in both personality and place.
– Reviewer Steve Newall on website Flicks, 1 May 2019
This is a story of a musical genius, honest and insightful and beautifully told, and rounded off with stunning images of the local landscape. If you're a fan of The Chills you'll enjoy this jaunt down memory lane, for others, it's both cautionary tale and great story.
– NZ Herald reviewer Francesca Rudkin in a four star review, 2 May 2019