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Inside a decimated nation, witness the birth, rise and fall of Afghan rock music.

Would you put your life on your line for music?

RocKabul is a long form observational documentary about Afghanistan's first metal band, District Unknown, during the height of the war. After living in Afghanistan for seven years, Australian filmmaker Travis Beard began recording his friends to chronicle a part of Afghan life that is rarely shown in Western media. The film features never before seen footage of Kabul and the underground party scene, at odds with an extremely conservative society. To fight conflict with culture, District Unknown literally put themselves and their followers in the firing line. They became targets because their music connected and communicated to and with Afghan youth, the expat community in Afghanistan and internationally. We watch as the five unassuming young men in the band come of age and deal with identity and freedom in a place where both can get you killed. The film highlights a moment that speaks to the upheavals still rippling through the nation. Watch Trailer

RocKabul was funded by ScreenAustralia and US Embassy, Kabul. It is produced by Rockabul Pty Ltd in association with No Thing Productions, Argus, TigerNest Films and Gammaglimt.

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Feature documentary

Directed by Travis Beard
Produced by No Thing Productions, Argus, TigerNest Films and UpNorth
Executive Producers: Travis Beard, Bill Gould, Leslie Knott and Clementine Malpas
Co-Producers: Christian Falch, Torstein Parelius

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Judas Collar

A story about the undue guilt of betrayal.

In outback Australia, a feral camel is captured and fitted with a tracking device known as a Judas Collar. After rejoining its herd, the camel is followed by a helicopter that brings about destruction wherever the camel goes. This powerfully cinematic short film is based on a true practice and explores the struggle of belonging. The short was recently selected for funding through Screenwest's Elevate70 Program.

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Short Narrative Film

Directed by Alison James
Produced by Brooke Tia Silcox
Director of Cinematography: Michael McDermott
Edited by Lawrie Silvestrin

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29 Years & Eight Days

The making of an artist in our time.

29 Years & Eight Days is an intimate portrayal of a friendship, an obsession, the quest for artistic success, loss and longing in love but most of all it is about the making of an artist in our time. Matt Doust was an internationally renowned portrait painter from Perth, Western Australia who died suddenly from an epileptic fit. He lived with an innate sense that his life was going to be short. It was this sense of brevity that made him paint with extreme conviction, commitment, passion, focus, motivation, love and heart.

This project is currently supported by the Documentary Australia Foundation. Donations are being sought and can be made through DAF

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Feature documentary

Directed by Mat de Koning
Produced by Brooke Tia Silcox

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Hounds of Love – Behind the Scenes

The behind the scenes on Ben Young's debut feature film.

A look at the process behind the making of writer-director Ben Young's debut feature film Hounds of Love. The documentation includes interviews with Ben (FIF Best Director) and actors Emma Booth (FIF Best Actress), Ashleigh Cummings (Fedora Best Actress), Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas and Harrison Gilbertson as well as key crew including cinematographer Mick McDermott.

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Home: The Art of Ian Strange

Home: The Art of Ian Strange looks at how growing up in the suburbs of Perth led to a growing sense of cultural unease around the idea of suburbia and home. It is a detailed and informative look at the process behind constructing Ian’s large-scale interventions on houses around the world. Watch Trailer

This documentary series was selected as one of four of the Arts Bites series in 2016. An initiative of ABC Arts, Screen Australia and Screenwest. Produced by Transmedia for Change in association with No Thing Productions.

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6 × ~ 5 minute documentary series

Directed by Ian Strange
Produced by Amanda Morrison, Brooke Silcox, Jedda Andrews
Edited by Dominic Pearce

Meal Tickets

A band of best friends, a roadie that wanted to be a rock star, a documentary ten years in the making.

A 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. Watch Trailer

This feature documentary received discretionary funding from Screenwest in 2014. Produced by Pick Productions in association with No Thing Productions and MADKoning.

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92 minute feature documentary

Directed by Mat de Koning
Produced by Brooke Tia Silcox, Mat de Koning, Dave Kavanagh
Edited by Mat de Koning, Dominic Pearce, Brooke Tia Silcox

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  • Best Australian Documentary:
    Meal Tickets @ Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2017
  • Best Emerging Director:
    Mat de Koning @ Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2017
Tane Andrews 2.0

Artist Tane Andrews was commissioned to create a sculptural work in response to the anniversary of the Vacanti Mouse as part the DeMonstrable SymbioticA at Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of Western Australia. The short film and complementary Instagram pieces were created to promote the exhibition. Watch Film

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1 × 2 minute art film (2015)

Directed by Tane Andrews
Produced by Brooke Tia Silcox
Cinematography by AJ Coultier
Edited by Dominic Pearce

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Abdul Abdullah: The Bad Guy

Abdul Abdullah is an artist, a Muslim and a seventh generation Australian who has become increasingly political in his art practice to keep pace with the politicisation of his faith. In 'Abdul Abdullah: The Bad Guy' he expresses his personal experience through art. Watch Film

The short documentary was one of five selected as part of the ABC Arts and Screenwest ArtsXWest initiative. Produced by Pick Productions in association with No Thing Productions.

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1 × 5 minute documentary (2014)

Directed & Edited by Mat de Koning & Brooke Silcox
Produced by Brooke Tia Silcox


No Thing Productions is a film, tv and emerging technologies production company with a desire to support creatives working in the arts and humanitarian stories. No Thing has worked in documentary and scripted narrative. It's name is embedded in moving towards a more sustainable society where thought is privileged and it's mission is to engage, entertain, educate, enlighten and enrich.

Brooke Silcox Producer

Brooke Silcox recently won the Screenwest Emerging Producer Initiative of $100,000 to go towards professional and production development. Brooke worked in the art and costume departments of the film industry for five years then became a Banking & Finance lawyer for international law firm Allens / Linklaters to return to film as a producer many years later. She founded the production company No Thing Productions and has post produced RocKabul which is a feature documentary about self expression in Afghanistan during the height of the war which recently was selected to have its World Premiere at IFFR (February 2018), Judas Collar (2018) a short film on the camel culling practice in Australia, she has produced a ten year in the making feature roc-doc called Meal Tickets (Best Australian Documentary 2017, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival), a 6 x 5 minute series on artist Ian Strange (ABC, Screen Australia, Screenwest) a short documentary on political artist Abdul Abdullah (ABC, Screenwest) and she recently associate produced the post production on the feature film Jirga directed by Benjamin Gilmour and produced by Felix Media. Brooke comes from a fine art background studying at Kalamunda High School as part of the special art program for students gifted and talented in the arts and has three degrees: Fine Arts, Communication & Cultural Studies which she studied at Curtin University (Western Australia) and Oxford Brookes University (UK) and Juris Doctor - Law from the University of Melbourne.