A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead-singer of INXS, a complex and shy man who spent the bulk of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends.
Rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers (including Kylie Minogue and Helena Christensen), family, colleagues and Michael Hutchence himself, portray his life from the beginning of his fractured family background to the peaks of rock stardom and down into the depths after a freak accident in Copenhagen removed his sense of taste and smell and seriously affected his ability to deal with his unravelling personal and professional life.
A feature-length theatrical documentary written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, director of the majority of both INXS and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead.
“It should prove essential viewing for the subject’s fans: a tender portrait of the man’s highs and lows that sheds new light on the broken years that directly preceded his suicide at 37.” – Hollywood Reporter
“…insightful and revealing in ways that most rock docos could only dream of…” – FILMINK (Australia)
“Mystify is a terrific documentary, and as complete a portrait of this talented singer as you could wish.” – The Australian
“Mystify is proof that Hutchence was, and is, much loved. Also missed, in excess.” – Vogue