The City of Melbourne approached BENCU to create a video celebrating Melbourne's world Music City status. A dream job! It was great to reach out to many of my favourite people in the industry to help create an overview of what Melbourne does so well.

Client: City of Melbourne, Hannah Brooks, Michael Anderson. 

Credits: Directed and Produced by Bencu. Co-producer: David Leadbetter. Interviews by Bencu. Camera: Michael Danischewski. Additional camera: Jarreau Farina, David Leadbetter, Ben Cunningham. Editing: Joe Nappa and Bencu. Sound Post Production: Paul Shanahan - Final Sound. Colour Grading: Joe Nappa. Graphics: Bencu. Make up Margaret Annesley

Music: Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (Liberation / Mushroom Music)

Interviewees: Mary Mihelakos - Music columnist, The Age. Jane Gazzo writer / broadcaster Triple M. M-Phazes - Producer. Ecca Vandal - Musician. Danny Rogers - Director Lunatic Entertainment and Laneway Festival. Nui Te Koha - Senior Columnist, Herald Sun. Cath Haridy - Director Catherine Haridy Management. Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum - Music Industry Guru. Adrian Basso - General Manager, PBS Community Radio.

Many thanks to: Mushroom Music - Ian James, Abby Page, Sarah Stewart. Lunatic Entertainment: Danny Rogers, Alice Fraser, Stereosonic / One Love - Frank Cotella. The Mushroom Group: Matt Gudinski, Adam Jankie, Tom Connellan, Kelly Brigham. Music Victoria: Paddy Donovan. Flagrant Artists: Nate Flagrant, Emma Zoller. Custom Made: Dave Batty. RockWiz / Renegade Pictures: Peter Bain-Hogg. Melbourne Recital Centre: Kerstin Schulenburg. Farmwalker Films: Dan Farmer. Pilerats: Fraser Johnson. Profile Management: Sarah Street, Melissa Le Gear. Cherry Bar: James Young. Cherry TV: Max Jeffcote. Minnow & Co: Bonnie Dalton. True Music: Danny Segal. 123 Agency: Damian Costin. Future Music. Melbourne International Festival. Docklands Blues Festival: John Durr. Michael Danischewski Archives. My name is Howdy Archives.

Artists showcased: In order - Busker, King Parrot. Dan Sultan. Jun Tian Yun He, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - pianist, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Carl Cox, David Carbone, Josh Abrahams, Ecca Vandal, Dubfx, Kylie Minogue, Will Sparks, Russell Morris, Filght Facilities with Owl Eyes, The Prodigy, A-Trak, Vance Joy, Gotye, Kimbra, Temper Trap, Joss Stone, Kubic - DJ Pretty Lights, British India, Alesso, Jonathan Dreyfus, Paul Kelly, Sasquatch, Blues Festival Band, Tarantino Band, Lloyd Speigel, Tim Rogers, Gas Lamp Killer, Johnny Galvatron, Adam Levy & Shelley Segal, Briggs, Ali Barter, Grant Smiley, Generik, Kingswood, Carl Cox and Shelley Segal, Anita Lester, Melbourne Music week DJ, Mark Seymour,  Benjamin Northey (conductor) and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Seekers, Skyhooks, Courtney Barnett, Dune Rats, Steve Aoki, Laneway Band, Shotek.

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A second project focussing on Melbourne's Music education capabilities was finished in early 2017