Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

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]

Interview with Dogs of Democracy Director Mary Zournazi – The Last New Wave

Interview with Dogs of Democracy Director Mary Zournazi – The Last New Wave

Director Mary Zournazi explores her heritage, refugees and canines in the documentary Dogs of Democracy. It’s a film that tells fascinating stories about the history of a city through the eyes of dogs, and the roles these dogs play in the ever changing society within Athens. Andrew was able to talk to Mary about her film as well as what inspired her to tell this tale. Dogs of Democracy scree...[Read More]

Interview with China’s 3Dreams Director Nick Torrens – The Last New Wave

Interview with China’s 3Dreams Director Nick Torrens – The Last New Wave

China’s 3Dreams is a documentary by director Nick Torrens that looks at the history of China, and the ‘three dreams’ that help shape the country going forward. It’s a truly fascinating, eye opening film that I am really glad I was able to watch, and most importantly, was able to discuss with Nick. Thanks to the output of this years Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, IR...[Read More]

Interview with Complicit Co-Director Heather White

Interview with Complicit Co-Director Heather White

Andrew goes solo on this episode as he breaks format to interview Complicit co-director Heather White. This is a documentary which explores the toxic work environments that make up the cheap migrant labour in China – specifically focusing on the work environments that many people who create the latest smart phones and tablet devices work within. It’s a truly powerful documentary that n...[Read More]

Interview with Tunnel Vision Director Ivan Hexter – The Last New Wave

Interview with Tunnel Vision Director Ivan Hexter – The Last New Wave

Director Ivan Hexter joins Andrew to discuss his documentary Tunnel Vision – a film about the problematic East/West link proposed by the then Victorian Liberal government. Tunnel Vision shows the community power through protesting and social media campaigns that helped bring about a new government, as well as help end the expensive and disastrous project. Tunnel Vision screens on July 16th a...[Read More]

Interview with The Gateway Bug Director Johanna B. Kelly & Producer Cameron Marshad – The Last New Wave

Interview with The Gateway Bug Director Johanna B. Kelly & Producer Cameron Marshad – The Last New Wave

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off on July 9th and carries through to the 16th of July. Screening as part of the festival is The Gateway Bug, a documentary about the future – and that future is entomophagy… aka… eating bugs! Andrew interviewed director Johanna B. Kelly and producer Cameron Marshad about what went in to making a documentary about bugs, and what insp...[Read More]

Interview with Constance on the Edge Director Belinda Mason

Interview with Constance on the Edge Director Belinda Mason

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off this year on July 9 and runs through til July 16. Part of the lineup of great films on display is Belinda Mason’s Constance on the Edge. This is a powerful documentary about mother of six, Constance, learning to adjust to life in Australia after moving here as a refugee from Sudan. In the lead up to the festival, Andrew spoke to director Beli...[Read More]