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Meal Tickets (2016)

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Australian documentary filmed over 10 years, Meal Tickets is a cautionary tale of life in the world of modern day rock 'n' roll, and its realities vs its aspirations. Director Mat de Koning captures the rollercoaster journey of a young Perth band, the Screwtop Detonators, their manager Dave Kavanagh (an ex-mentor to The Libertines) and their one-time roadie, Will Stoker. Initially ambitious and eager for fame and fortune, their aspirations change over time as they discover the depth of the struggle and sacrifice required to make it in the music industry. It's not just sex, drugs, rock'n'roll, it's growing up, masculinity, mateship, relationships and finding your place in the world.

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For a first feature film, Mat de Koning has created a stunning piece of work that will leave viewers excited for what will come next. Meal Tickets is what cinema is all about - stories that make you feel like you're part of what's going on.

April 4, 2020 | Full Review…

The film occasionally makes fascinating detours into what's going in the life of Will Stoker as he faces his own artistic dilemmas and demons.

September 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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