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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 2019
CREATIVE TEAM
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - Fiona Cochrane
EDITOR - Sioux Currie
CINEMATOGRAPHER - Chris Cochrane-Friedrich
ANIMATION & VISUAL FX - Alex Lowes
SOUND  - Mark Street, David Muir & Doron Kipen
MUSIC – Strange Tenants, Bruce & Ian Hearn
Best International Feature Documentary at 2019 Urban Mediamakers Festival (USA)
Best Short Documentary at the 2020 Indie Gathering International Film Festival (USA)
Best Music Documentary at 2020 International Film Festival RushDoc (USA)
Best Music Documentary at 2020 Consonance Music & Dance Film Festival (USA)
Best Director at 2020 International Documentary MasterDoc Film Festival (USA)
Best Director at 2020 Maverick Movie Awards (USA)
Best Music at 2020 Maverick Movie Awards (USA)
Gold REMI for Documentary Shorts at 2020 WorldFest-Houston Int’national Film & Video Festival
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)
Semi-finalist at 2020 World Music & Independent Film Festival (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)
Finalist for Best Documentary at 2020 Maverick Movie Awards (USA)
Finalist for Best Editing at 2020 Maverick Movie Awards (USA)
Finalist for Best Music Documentary at 2020 Bare Bones Music & Documentary Film Festival (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 (Indonesia)
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)
Official Selection at 2020 Annual ReelHeART International Film & Screenplay Festival (Canada)
Official Selection at 2020 Red Wood Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2020 Soundance Film Festival
Official Selection at 2021 New Hope Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2020 SAFILM – San Antonio Film Festival (USA)
Official Selection at 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (USA)
AWARDS/SCREENINGS