The Go-Betweens: Right Here
A feature documentary written & directed by Kriv StendersThis feature length documentary is about the people who created the seminal rock band The Go-Betweens.
It is a heartfelt story of discovery, uncovering the intensely passionate, creative and fraught relationships that formed one of the most loved and influential bands in Australian rock history. It is also the universal story of a great creative adventure that spanned three decades, through countless successes, failures, romances, break-ups, betrayals, triumphs and tragedies. The Go-Betweens: Right Here is a compelling investigation into the exhilarating, unpredictable, and precarious lives of musicians, that reveals the true price paid by them to pursue their art.
The Go-Betweens: Right Here doesn’t assume knowledge of the band or their music, rather it offers an evolving revelation of them that truthfully exposes all the highs, the lows, the joy, the pain, the sorrow, and the beauty of being in a cult band and of trying to survive the harsh and brutal realities of an exploitative music industry. Unflinching, insightful and at times painfully honest, the film tells the story of The Go-Betweens from the inside out, from the people who lived it, and from those whose lives were transformed by it.
The film has its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on June 15, 2017.
Writer & Director: Kriv Stenders
Executive Producers: Chris Hilton, David Alrich
Producer: Joe Weatherstone
An Essential Media and Entertainment production made with the support of Screen Australia and Screen NSW for ABC TV. Commissioned under the Screen NSW - ABC TV Arts Documentary Feature Fund 2016.
Distributor ANZ: Umbrella Entertainment
International sales: Moviehouse Entertainment
The Go-Betweens: Right Here is the first film to be commissioned under the Screen NSW - ABC TV Arts Documentary Feature Fund.
The Screen NSW - ABC TV Arts Documentary Feature Fund (DFF) is a three-year joint initiative to fund one new feature length arts documentary each year. The three films have their world premiere each year at the Sydney Film Festival prior to the screening on ABC TV.
Screen Australiais the major investor in the film through its documentary program.
Best Documentary - Screen Producers Australia Award 2017