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Accomplished filmmakers KEWL Studios to launch monumental Australian music documentary ‘NOW SOUND : Melbourne's Listening’ at the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival

BY This Much Talent | 11-Jul-2018
Music is the voice of culture; NOW SOUND is a documentary about listening.
Director and filmmaker Tobias Willis and producer Marcus Rimondini of KEWL Studios are set to premiere their debut feature length documentary NOW SOUND : Melbourne's Listening as part of this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival. An unprecedented document of contemporary Australian Music, NOW SOUND is an exploration into the climate of Melbourne’s vast and dynamic music community. Set to launch on Friday 10 August at MIFF’s Forum Lounge, NOW SOUND will take audiences back to the years 2016-2018 to navigate Melbourne’s ever evolving music landscape and the trials and tribulations that constantly threaten to undermine it.

Recently dubbed as the Music Capital of the world, Melbourne is a thriving and fertile oasis for music lovers, makers and enablers alike. Shot over two years NOW SOUND is an investigation into what makes this haven so. The film focuses on a vibrant music scene showcasing unique artists and exalting sub-cultures that the city harbours and the measures taken to foster and preserve them. Talking to artists, producers, event organisers, labels, radio broadcasters, critics, writers, venues, record stores and organisations the film serves as a unified voice for Melbourne’s passionate music community.

Director Tobias Willis has been forging a career in music as a filmmaker and has worked directly with a plethora of Australian talent including Jess Ribeiro, Jen Choler, Kirin J Callinan, Sui Zhen, Client Liaison, KLLO, Courtney Barnett, Totally Mild and Broadway Sounds. Since starting his independent studio KEWL, Tobias has been nominated for an ARIA for ‘Best Video’ for Client Liaison’s massive hit ‘Off White Limousine’ and has toured with Laneway Festival 2018 to produce all of their video content. Working with producer, music journalist and friend Marcus Rimondini, the KEWL team has worked tirelessly for the past two years to create a music documentary that is as a microcosm for Melbourne music itself – a film that looks inward as much as outward to find its unique place within a global context.

Do not miss its world premiere at the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival.

KEWL presents ‘NOW SOUND : Melbourne’s Listening’
Premiering at MIFF 2018
Friday 10 August - 9.15pm
The Forum Lounge
154 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Tickets on sale now for MIFF Members
General Public tickets on sale Friday 13 July at the MIFF website