Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, emerging in the 1980s in the wake of UK two-tone ska bands like The Specials but producing original political ska songs unlike most other Australian ska bands. 36 years later they’re still around and still political.
STRANGE TENANTS: SKA'D FOR LIFE a feature documentary; 53 minutes; completed in June 2019
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - Fiona Cochrane EDITOR - Sioux Currie CINEMATOGRAPHER - Chris Cochrane-Friedrich ANIMATION & VISUAL FX - Alex Lowes SOUND - Mark Street, David Muir & Doron Kipen
Best International Feature Documentary at 2019 Urban Mediamakers Festival (USA) Award of Excellence at 2019 Pacific Screen Awards Award of Merit: Documentary Short at 2019 IndieFEST Film Awards (USA) Award of Merit: Documentary Short at 2019 Accolade Global Film Competition (USA) Finalist for Best Melbourne Documentary at 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Finalist for Best Documentary Feature at 2019 Great Lakes International Film Festival (USA) Finalist at 2019 BLOW-UP International Arthouse FILM FEST (Chicago, USA) Premiered at 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Official Selection at 2019 Antenna Documentary Film Festival (Sydney, AUS) Official Selection at 2019 Reading Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2019 Rails to Reels Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2019 Eau Claire Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2019 Cutting Edge Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2020 Ubud International Film Festival Official Selection at 2020 World Music & Independent Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2020 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, USA Official Selection at 2020 WNY Film, Art & Music Event/FAME (USA) Official Selection at 2020 DOCfeed – Documentary Festival Eindhoven (Netherlands)