The Wiggles: Hot Potato: trailer

First look at feature doco on 4 teachers who took their brand of music to the world.

Feature length documentary Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles, celebrating three decades of famed children’s troupe, The Wiggles, will screen on Prime Video in October.

This is the improbable story of The Wiggles, four friends who recorded a one-off album of children’s music in the early ‘90s and changed the global music industry forever. Recognisable by their blue, red, yellow, and purple skivvies, Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Greg Page, and Jeff Fatt become an unlikely music phenomenon, equipped with early childhood teaching fundamentals and a dose of self-belief. Surmounting numerous rejections from industry producers, The Wiggles take their career into their own hands and become the most successful children’s act of all time.

Directed by Sally Aitken (Playing With Sharks, David Stratton: A Cinematic Life), the nostalgia-inducing trailer depicts the meteoric rise of The Wiggles as they become the most successful children’s act of all time, along with the challenges they’ve faced over the past three decades.

Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles features Anthony Field, Greg Page, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Simon Pryce, Lachlan Gillespie, Tsehay Hawkins, Caterina Mete, Evie Ferris, John Pearce, Lucia Field, Emma Watkins, Sam Moran, Paul Field, Paul Paddick and Jackie Cannizzaro.

Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles will have its world premiere at SXSW Sydney in October ahead of its streaming debut.

Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles is a backstage pass to one of the world’s greatest entertainment stories, and features decades of personal archive footage and intimate access to their sold-out shows. It’s the story of a life of music, friendship, joy, and the enduring power of the child in all of us.

An Australian Original documentary, Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles is written and directed by Emmy-nominated director Sally Aitken, and produced by Dark Doris, Frog Productions, and SAM Content for Amazon Studios, with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. Post, digital and visual effects supported by Screen NSW. Developed with assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW. The producers are Aline Jacques, Daniel Story, Cass Avery, Aitken, Fraser Grut, Kate Chiodo, and Luke Field.

Tuesday October 24 on Prime Video.

One Response

  1. It looked like the Wiggles were on the Vomit Comet, but the JAXA logo shows that it is a Japanese Space Agency aircraft. (The Vomit Comet is the aircraft that NASA astronaut trainees use to simulate zero-G experiences.)

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