That title was originally a typo…but it seemed strangely appropriate so I thought I’d leave it. Its a wrap for the final stretch of filming on Nick Calpakdjian’s doco looking back at the history of Metal music in Australia, and it’s been a blast!
Some highlights from this trip were the straight edge BBQ with Matt Young at the Tote in Melbourne.
A day spent with Tim Charles and the guys of Ne Obliviscaris as they recorded some final tracks for their new album…
Managing to carry on the tradition of having a skull in each interview or at least the interview cutaway (I was suggesting to Nick that this could be part of the ‘Spot a skull and scull’ drinking game that could come packaged with the DVD).
And a beautiful few days in Hobart (what a magical place) where the weather was just perfect and we even got a few location shots squeezed in.
In terms of Hobart highlights however its hard to go past the carpet circa 1978 that features on the walls of the band room at the Brisbane Hotel, undeniably the most suitable carpet I have ever seen for such a location. Here’s Nick showing us how low-key it truly is;
Nick is currently looking at cutting the doco into a three-part series and there have been some positive noises of interest made by a broadcaster in terms of a Post Production purchase so fingers (or axes) crossed. It’s been a huge effort to make this documentary happen and all credit to Nick for pushing the proverbial to get it off the ground and to everyone who have supported the piece coming to life.
Here’s a few more stills from an earlier shoot last year.