Directed by Matt de Koning
Written by Brooke Tia Silcox and Matt de Koning
Produced by Dave Kavanagh and Brooke Tia Silcox
Cast Mat de Koning, Dave Kavanagh, Will Stoker, Lord Charles, Leroy Slick, Nici Ward, Matt Doust, Pip McMullen, Benny Barbarino and Mitch Mayhem
Meal Tickets is a coming of age roc-doc filmed over ten years about the lives of high school band mates and their roadie who dedicate their twenties to seeking success in the music industry. Australian filmmaker, Mat de Koning, filmed 700 hours of footage of his best friends to give this no holds barred look at being a rock’n’roller in an age where the Internet and social media changed the game. From Perth to New York, Melbourne to Los Angeles we are given a back stage pass to the gigs, the tour, the conflicts and indulgences. There is partying with all the messiness of youth but gradually the boys grow into who they are meant to be. Each of the boys questions if they have what it takes to be a star and ultimately what success truly means.
Meal Tickets will have its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 4. Mat de Koning, Brooke Silcox and Dave Kavanagh will attend this special Q&A screening. Tickets here.
Jason Moore will host a Q&A with Mat de Koning, Brooke Silcox and Dave Kavanagh at the Melbourne International Film Festival on 5 August. Tickets here.