Matt Weston (The Nation Blue) is currently working on a documentary of legendary Victorian punk rockers Cosmic Psychos. The film is already 70% complete, but is need of donations to be finally finished and ready for release.
30 YEARS AND A MILLION BEERS WITH AUSTRALIAS
MOST UNLIKELY ROCK AND ROLL HEROS.
With the founding member Ross Knight finding inspiration from the Bulldozer he drove on the family farm in country Victoria, the band forged a unique sound and image that resonated with punk rock fans everywhere.
Iconic label SupPop released their second album when the band fell into the ‘Seattle’ scene of the late 80’s amidst the likes of Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and The Melvins.
Never quite finding the mainstream success of their grunge counterparts, the band managed to tour heavily in the USA and Europe thanks to a large and devoted fan base. The Cosmic Psychos were notorious for their ability to drink pubs dry, earning them a reputation that resonated around as a warning - “Never drink with the ‘Psychos”.
But it wasn’t all shits and giggles. A heavy falling out with drummer and founding member Bill Walsh resulted in a line-up change and a bitter dedication on their new album with the song ‘Kill Bill’. They’ve been ripped off by several record labels, and dealt with the tragedy of the passing of guitarist Robbie Watts in 2006. But the band continues through all its adversity to remain strong to this day with Dean Muller on drums and John ‘Mad Macca’ McKeering from the Onya’s taking care of the guitar duties.
COSMIC PSYCHOS : BLOKES YOU CAN TRUST follows the bands colourful history, as well as the enigmatic and entertaining founding member Ross Knight, to get behind the man who rides the bulldozer. Farmer, Father, Weightlifter, and frontman. His story alone, and told from his perspective is a unique portrait of an unlikely and revered rock and roll bloke.
Production is already 70% complete, with additional interviews being scheduled and a call out to fans to dig through their archives for live footage, video interviews and photos from all eras of the band before locking into final edit mode.
Production will continue until December 2012, with release dates for screenings scheduled for early 2013.
The target of $28,000 will assist with additional interviews, edit, sound edit and colour grading expenses. The total funding target is $60,000 – and the band have committed to contributing by doing fundraising shows towards the end of the year.
IF THE MINIMUM TARGET OF $28,000 IS NOT MET, PRODUCTION WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE COMPLETED.
All production has been self funded up until this point (in excess of $20k in rentals, travel both local and international, conversions etc.)Click here to donate to the project.
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