Screentime Pty Ltd wants to produce a television pilot looking at the “forgotten” stories of Australia, including one of Braidwood’s own local legends.
Company spokeswoman Jess Skinner says they are looking into Mick Jagger's stay in Braidwood in 1969 during filming of Ned Kelly. She hopes to find people in Braidwood or the greater district who were in the area at the time of the filming and willing to spin a yarn.
Jagger played the titular role in Ned Kelly and Braidwood was disguised as a central Victorian town. Jagger “arrived in Sydney on the 7th of July 1969, but [I’m] not sure how long after that he hit Braidwood,” Ms Skinner told the Braidwood Times. “One of the stories we've heard is that he wrote Brown Sugar while in Australia, and possibly performed it on the piano at the local pub for the first time.”
Ms Skinner would love to hear from anyone who could help her track down this and other such stories. Screentime has also been collaborating with the Braidwood and District Historical Society, “but we are just wanting to get feelers out for some good yarns [and] would be super grateful for any help ...” Ms Skinner said.
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