Funding Approval Details

The Musician (pka Enemy Alien, pka Beethoven and the zipper)

Project The Musician
Fund Advanced Development
Year 2017
Type Feature
Company SixtyFourSixty Pty Ltd
Producer Brian Rosen, Su Armstrong
Writer Joan Sauers

Richard Goldner... Lover, husband, showman, inventor, refugee, visionary, musician. Under Hitler's rule in Austria, 1939, Richard Goldner and his wife, Mandi, need to escape. But the only country that will take them is Australia Ð a country with a similar name but a wildly different culture. Goldner's dream is simple: to play the viola in the orchestra of his mentor, Simon Pullman. But in the unsophisticated Australia of the 1940s he is far away from Pullman, and as an enemy alien he is forbidden to play. Australia forces Goldner into a life of contradictions: should he be a follower or a leader? Artist or businessman? Grateful or angry? Is he an enemy alien or does he collaborate with the Allies? Does he even deserve to play music when others he deems more talented and worthy have been lost? And most important: will he be the man he wants to be or the man his wife needs him to be? And will their love be a casualty of war? This is the extraordinary true story of a Jewish viola player who, despite being seen as a 'bloody reffo', aided the Allied war effort and transformed the cultural fabric of a nation. This is the story of the creation of Musica Viva now the worlds largest entrepreneurial chamber music organisation in the world. Must be between 80 and 400

Disclaimer The Total Finance amount reflects the total advanced through various Screen NSW programs of assistance, but does not take into account any amounts that have been repaid or recouped. Market travel may not be listed where it relates to a slate of projects (as opposed to one title). It should be noted that as historical data is added to the website the Total Finance amount below may be subject to change.
Advanced Development
Brian Rosen
$ 30,000.00
Early Stage Development
Brian Rosen
$ 23,000.00
Total Finance
$ 53,000.00