Mat de Koning

Meal Tickets Hits Screens Around Australia in Februrary

Meal Tickets Hits Screens Around Australia in Februrary

Meal Tickets is a film which I’ve written about a bunch on this here website. I called it the third best Australian film of 2017. I had this to say about it in a ⋆⋆⋆⋆1/2 review: Meal Tickets is a great, powerful film about music and the artists journey that’s full of excitement, loud music, raucous parties and just a little bit of sex. I even had a chat with director Mat de Koning about this...[Read More]

Best Australian Films of 2017

Best Australian Films of 2017

2017, just like 2016 before it, was another stellar year for Australian cinema with a bunch of truly superb films. The quality was stretched across theatrical and streaming, with some of my top 20 films having only being viewed by festival audiences. Without going on too long, I have to say that 2017 was a truly great year in getting to explore smaller Australian films, and has given me increased ...[Read More]

Mat de Koning’s Follow Up to Meal Tickets Launches

Mat de Koning’s Follow Up to Meal Tickets Launches

Director Mat de Koning’s Meal Tickets exploded onto the 20th Revelation Film Festival and the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival screens this year. It’s an exciting, powerful documentary about Perth band, Screwtop Detonators, finding their feet in the world, and the orbiting friends who are swept up in that journey. For those who managed to give it a watch, you would have recognised t...[Read More]

Meal Tickets Director Mat De Koning Interview – The Last New Wave

Meal Tickets Director Mat De Koning Interview – The Last New Wave

Meal Tickets is one of the best Australian films of the year. Director Mat De Koning spent 10 years collating footage for this story about Perth band Screwtop Detonators and then combining it into a 90 minute feature about hope, dreams and kick ass music. I gave it a huge four and a half out of five in my review (here), and can’t recommend checking it out while it screens at Revelation Film ...[Read More]

Meal Tickets Review

Meal Tickets Review

Filmed over ten years and encompassing different cities, across different countries, Meal Tickets is a documentary about evolving personalities. In particular, the evolving personality of artists from Perth, Western Australia. Director Mat de Koning started filming the band Screwtop Detonators as they were making their way from Perth to America to make it big. Ten years later, after countless swea...[Read More]