Paul Kelly‘s Aussie Christmas anthem “How To Make Gravy” is going to be turned into a film, Variety Australia has revealed.
They confirm that Warner Bros Australia has picked up the international film rights for the concept with Speech and Drama Pictures, owned by Aussie musician Megan Washington and her filmmaker partner Nick Waterman.
The 1996 song tells the story of Joe, an inmate who writes a letter to his brother Dan on December 21 about how this is possibly his last Christmas in prison (he could be out by July if he gets good behaviour).
“Its characters are already beloved by so many who have imagined the story behind Joe’s letter themselves – there’s so much to be found in the space between what he must be feeling in prison at Christmas and what he writes in his letter to his brother. This song holds a special place in our hearts. It’s an honour to be bringing it to life,” Washington and Waterman said.
Here’s hoping it’ll be released on December 21, otherwise known as ‘Gravy Day’.