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THREE HAMS IN A CAN screens at Gimme Some Truth

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

Three Hams in a Can will be screening as part of a new music documentary film festival run by RTRFM called Gimme Some Truth. The festival features ten films, including four Australian premieres and a world premiere.

This'll be the first screening of the film in a couple of years and the first in Perth since a fun backyard screening at Marron Descent, where Chris Cobilis, Pex Delibasich, producer Scott Bishop and I did a live commentary.


The film screens at 8:30pm Saturday November 30 at Luna Leederville.  You can see the whole lineup of films here and buy tickets hereChris, Pex and Stina will be spinning some tunes before the film.

Production Update: February 2013

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

The first half of 2013 will very much be a 'catch up' phase for me, while I tie up loose ends on completed or semi-completed projects that I didn't have time for last year. This includes preparing a DVD release of Three Hams in a Can (with hopefully a screening tour to follow later in the year), and finishing the final touches on House of Blue and No Encore. I'm also hoping to upload Recording Foley online and maybe get that screened at a handful of festivals.

Recently, we've wrapped production on a ScreenWest/FTI-funded documentary called Froth and Bubble (originally Four Wing) which Merlyn Moon directed and I produced. We've submitted a short version of the film to FTI, now we're cutting together a feature-length version. It's about a formerly notorious ex-crim who now lives a quiet life in rural WA, revisiting his past life and ruminating on life, crime and criminality.

Froth and Bubble , directed by Merlyn Moon

Froth and Bubble, directed by Merlyn Moon

In a couple of months' time, I'll be starting production on my PhD film, a feature-length documentary/fiction hybrid currently titled Zoe. More on that soon. In between, I'll be directing some music videos for Perth bands Bamodi and Water Temple (their video for Make My Body Die from One Generation's Tragedy is the Next One's Joke [Heartless Robot Productions] is embedded below). Tis all for now, bye bye.

Decibel concert videos

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

Now online is a bunch of videos I filmed for Decibel's Sounding a Room concert at the Western Australian Museum on the 3rd December, 2012. The audio was recorded by ABC radio. The programme featured premieres of commissioned works by Tristan Murail, Lindsay Vickery, Mace Francis, Lionel Marchetti, Erik Griswold, Cat Hope and Chris Cobilis (from Three Hams in a Can), as well as an arrangement of Lalo Schifrin's Scorpio's View (from the Dirty Harry soundtrack). 

From the program notes: "This concert focuses on the way music of different musical genres respond to acoustic space. Highlighting works with jazz, indie, noise, music concrete and minimalistic influences, the concert integrates the acoustics of the museum space as an important part of the works."

You can watch all the videos on Cat Hope's Youtube channel. I'm currently completing a documentary featuring Decibel, No Encore.