“The Remarkable Mr Kaye” - Paul Cox’s loving tribute to his great friend and muse the multitalented Norman Kaye. Most of Paul’s work with Norman as an actor and co-conspirator was before I started working with Paul, but the legend of Norman pervaded everything and I was lucky enough to work with him a handful of times.
“The Remarkable Mr Kaye” is a portrait, a blatantly biased portrait by the filmmaker Paul Cox of Norman Kaye, actor, musician and compassionate lover of life. Norman Kaye and Paul Cox first met in Melbourne in 1967. Norman, music teacher and ‘after hours’ actor, and Paul, stills photographer, discovered in each other a mutual desire to explore their ideas and dreams through film. So began a 36 year working relationship that ceased only as the curtains of Alzheimer’s disease gradually closed around Norman.