What’s Eating Tiny Tim – IN PRODUCTION

The amazing life of a remarkable character

What’s Eating Tiny Tim – IN PRODUCTION

What’s Eating Tiny Tim – IN PRODUCTION

November 1996: Tiny Tim collapses on stage in Minneapolis, when singing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” his major hit from 1968. His third wife, Miss Sue, holds him in her arms when his heart stops. And this is where our story begins…

Tiny Tim´s life flashes before his, and our, eyes, with the help of his unique diaries, many TV-performances, and interviews with family, friends, and colleagues. The story moves freely in time, both before and after the golden years 1968-1970, towards the climax of the film: the short period in time when Tiny Tim was on the top of the world.

The story about Herbert Khaury´s rise to stardom as Tiny Tim is the ultimate fairytale. Born in the midst of the Great Depression in 1932, he was an outcast as a boy, the only child of a Jewish mother and a Lebanese Catholic father. Little Herbert was not at all like the other kids, and his individuality was not seen as a positive trait. His mother tried to have him institutionalized numerous times, but never succeeded. After a sign from God, he started to sing in a falsetto voice in the early 50s, and in order to run away from bullies faster, he switched from playing the guitar to the smaller ukulele. From then on things started moving rapidly and the rest is history as they say…

Director Johan Von Sydow
Producer David Herdies
Produced by Momento Film for SVT in association with NRK, DR, CH8, Czech TV, GA&A & ERR
Duration Feature & 1 hour
Release 2019
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