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February 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $10

Join us at to hear from a panel of experienced music video makers including Natalie van den Dungen, who has produced and directed over 25 music videos for local and international artists, recent FBi Radio Sydney Music Arts and Culture Award finalist, Melvin J Montalban, who has clocked up over half a million views on Youtube for the clip ‘I met You’ and cinematographer Adam Howden, who has worked with numerous directors to create visually vivid music videos .

Each filmmaker will screen their clips and talk about their trials and challenges that they over come to get the job done.
This is a night to bring the local music and filmmaking communities together to meet and inspire collaboration. If you have made a music vid or two, load it up on your smart phone and bring along some headphones so you can show your stuff in the bar after the panel.


Guest MC – Tom Noakes
Thomas Noakes began his filmmaking addiction in his early teenage years as a skateboard videographer. He fell in love with the mechanics of the moving image and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television at Queensland University of Technology (2006). and the internationally renowned Australian Film and Television Radio School. The internet has largely influenced Noakes’s inventive, hyperactive and progressive directing style. He has worked in a range of platforms from viral, narrative, music video and documentary and is constantly orientated towards the new, the surprising, and the lateral. www.tomnoakes.com

Natalie van den Dungen – Director
Natalie is an independent Director currently based in Sydney. Natalie has produced and directed over 25 music videos for local and international artists. To date she has worked with artists including: Sarah Blasko, Darren Hanlon, Dan Deacon, Seeker Lover Keeper, Children Collide, Wagons, and Rhys Muldoon. Often including dialogue and narratives in her music videos Natalie has a keen interest in fictional filmmaking. Her documentary about live music beacon, The Tote Hotel in Melbourne, Persecution Blues: The Battle for the Tote premiered at MIFF 2011, screened on ABC TV and is out now on iTunes and DVD (Madman).

Melvin J Montalban  – Director, writer, editor
Melvin is a graduate from AFTRS (Australian Film TV Radio School) whose short works have been selected for festivals including Palm Springs International Film Festival, Cleveland IFF, Sedona IFF, Reel Shorts Film Festival in Canada, Short Shorts in Japan, Raindance in London, and Dungog here in Aus. Melvin has created music videos for talent including Ricki-Lee, The Rubens, Jessica Mauboy and was recently nominated for FBi Radio’s Best on Screen Sydney Music Arts and Culture (SMAC) Award for the music video for I Met You by Anna Lunoe and Flume.  Melvin is currently Creative Director at AMVI (amvisydney.com.au).

Adam Howden – Director of photography
Adam’s love of the visual image started at an early age and was formalised with his studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the late 1990’s. A cinematographer, photographer and musician he lives and breathes creativity. Adam has shot music videos for some of Australia’s best known artists including You Am I, Children Collide, Grinspoon, Kisschasy, The Avalanches and End of Fashion plus TVCs for RACV, Suzuki, Sidchrome, Yarra Trams, MTV, Triple M, Kellogg’s and Short Films for some of Australia’s best emerging directors.


Cake Wines Tropfest Pop-up bar
77 George St The Rocks, NSW 2000
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Thursday 28 February 2013
From 7.00 – 8.00pm Show+Tell followed by social Q&A drinks 8.00 – 10.00pm


Tickets are $10 each and bookings are essential, strictly limited to 50 places so please book early to avoid missing out.
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Melvin J Montalban

Natalie van den Dungen

Adam Howden



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February 28, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cake Wines Tropfest Pop-up bar
77 George St
The Rocks, NSW 2000 Australia