STRANGE TENANTS: SKA’D FOR LIVE -Interview with Fiona Cochrane

by GREG KING Formed in Collingwood in 1981,Strange Tenants were the “godfathers of Australian ska”, emerging in the wake of UK bands like Madness and The Specials. They have toured in support of UB40 and U2. They are still around 36 years later, and still active and political. This documentary from filmmaker Fiona Cochrane takes a look at the band. Greg speaks to director Fiona Cochrane to find out more about the film, which screens as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. The screening at the Cinema Nova on July 24 will be followed by a Q&A with Continue reading

25 TRACKS – interview with Fiona Cochrane

by GREG KING 25 Tracks is a documentary looking at Cath Sheahan and Nick Larkins, two indie singer songwriters from Melbourne who planned to record and release a new song, every two weeks of the year. They invited local filmmaker Fiona Cochrane to record their project, and the result is this 52-minute documentary. Greg spoke to Fiona about her film career and the origins of 25 Tracks, which is screening as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. http://www.mediafire.com/file/zccn9xq2b1wnpcn/220623_003.MP3 Continue reading