It's not science; it's just hard work.

It's not science; it's just hard work.

Mat de Koning has achieved something very rare. He’s turned his camera on his mates and created a documentary that has broad appeal. Meal Tickets, produced by Brooke Silcox, Mat de Koning, and Dave Kavanagh, and directed by Mat de Koning, is a rockumentary on a massive scale.

Many Career Stumping Decisions

Many Career Stumping Decisions

The tagline for rockumentary Meal Tickets is A Band of Bestfriends; A Roadie That Wanted Rockstardom; A Documentary Ten Years in the Making. In this interview, director Mat de Koning, reveals what it took to edit mountains of footage into this tight story of aspirations, comprimises, and the sweet syphony of life.

Anything we planned would have been thrown out the window  

Anything we planned would have been thrown out the window   

Richard directed the documentary film Five Days on Lesvos which, through the prism of a five-day period in 2015, addresses the movement of hundreds of thousands of people across a small Greek island to seek refuge. The film was produced by Samantha Brown. Richard spoke to me about the motivation to tell this story as well as the challenges of working in such an unstable context.  

Placebo's philosophical conundrums

Placebo's philosophical conundrums

Film review - Placebo: Alt.Russia. This is a fascinating documentary and framing it around a non-conformist international rock band not only brings a larger audience to the issues but also raises complex questions about complicity and privilege (which the band addresses in the opening scenes). To read the whole review, click on through.