It’s 2011 and 25 plan to write, record then release a fresh song every two weeks of the year.
25 TRACKS a 50 minute musical documentary; completed September 2016
25 are two unknown, indie songwriters in a bare bones studio in the industrial West of Melbourne - Australia’s music capital. They have a studio set-up which is a piece of Melbourne history - a 1957 train carriage, lovingly restored, fitted out with a Tiki Bar and parked in the Newport Workshop, surrounded by the history of Victoria’s railways.
is a Melbourne songwriter musician who plays bass.
is a Melbourne indie veteran, from bands including Wild Pumpkins At Midnight, Dan Rumour & The Drift (Cruel Sea), and Monique Brumby.
Cath loves pop, Nick loves garage rock. She wants jazz flute, he wants a dirty guitar. Is this ever going to work, are they totally deluded, is it an impossible goal? Will anyone even care or notice in the century of information and product overload? This is not reality TV, it’s not a competition, it’s real musicians doing their own thing. And we’ve had to wait five years to see the result!
25 TRACKS celebrates the community of Melbourne independent musicians, and features many different singers, some of whom are known, and a lot more who should be.
Best Music Documentary at 2017 Star Doc Film Festival (USA) Remi Award Winner at 2017 WorldFest-Houston (USA) Award of Merit at 2016 IndieFEST Film Awards (USA) Award of Outstanding Excellence: Loose Shorts, Award of Outstanding Excellence: Sound, & Award of Outstanding Excellence: Message delivery at 2016 WRPN.TV Short, Tight and Loose Global Film Festival Competition (USA) Finalist at 2016 Amarcord Arthouse TV & Video Fest (USA) Official Selection at 2017 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (Australia ) Official Selection at 2017 Colortape International Film Festival (Australia) Official Selection at 2017 Film Fest 52 (USA) Official Selection at 2017 New Haven International Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2017 Riverside International Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2017 Maryland International Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2017 SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival, Rhode Island(USA) Official Selection at 2017 New Hope Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2017 Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2017 StarDoc International Documentary Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2017 World Music & Independent Film Festival (USA) Official Selection at 2017 Worker’s Unite Film Festival, New York (USA) Official Selection at 2017 GardenCity International Film Festival (India) Official Selection at 2017 ReelHeART International Film Festival (Canada)
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Fiona Cochrane CINEMATOGRAPHER Zbigniew Friedrich EDITOR Sioux Currie SOUND EDITOR Craig Carter