Winner Of Global Visions Best Canadian Documentary
The Ballad of Hugh.
Poet. Artist. Singer. Musician. Philosopher. Octogenarian. And he's just getting started.
In the mid 1950's, Hugh Oliver co-wrote with his neighbour, Glyn Johns, by handing lyrics over a fence. Glyn went on to become one of the biggest producers of all time. ( The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles ). Hugh, on the other hand, emigrated to the U.K. and set up a normal life of wife and kids in Toronto, Canada.
50 years later, Hugh is rekindling that dream of pop stardom. Yes, this is a charming little story of an 83 year old trying to break into the music biz.
Directed by first time director, Marco DiFelice, this story serves as an inspiration that any age, is a good age to re-start.