Inside a decimated nation, witness the birth, rise and fall of Afghan rock music.
13th July AUSTRALIA - Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads - NSW
AUSTRALIA - Revelation Film Festival - Perth - 8th, 14th, 15th, 17th July
KOREAN PREMIERE - Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival - 14th, 15th & 18th July
POLAND PREMIERE - 34th Warsaw Film Festival - 21th-21st October
POLAND - Watch Dogs Human Rights Film Festival - 7th-13th December
ITALY - Verona Film Festival - Date TBC
08.07.18 - Screening @ Revelation International Film Festival, Perth Australia
27.06.18 - Rockabul is entered into the 8th AACTA Awards
15&16.06.18 - AUSTRALIA PREMIERE - Sydney Film Festival, Australia
09.05.18 - Nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary
29.05.18 - Screening @ River film Festival, Padua, Italy
17.05.18 - Screening @ Reykjavik Deathfest, Iceland
14.05.18 - Screening @ Toyen Kino, Oslo, Norway
05.05.18 - Screening @ NordicDocs, Trondheim, Norway
26.04.18 - Screening @ Dokfest, Volda, Norway
24&29.04.18 - Screening @ Cinemateket Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway
15.04.18 - Screening @ Middle East Now Film Festival, Florence, Italy
8&9.04.18 - Screening @ Titanic International Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
30.03.18 - Screening @ Inferno Extreme Metal Festival, Oslo, Norway
17.03.18 - Screening @ Weesp Refugee Film Festival, Netherlands
09.03.18 Screening @ Kosmorama Festival - Trondheim, Norway
01.02.18: WORLD PREMIERE at the 47th Rotterdam International Film Festival. Both screenings were sold out, On the opening night 40+ people chose to stand [no more seats] to watch the film. This was followed by a performance by Ruth Owens band Lewinski with Yousef and Travis.
19/12/17: ROCKABUL officially selected to screen the world premiere at the 47th Rotterdam Film Festival.
22/10/17: ROCKABUL included in the latest round of Screen Australia funding through their Documentary Producer program. Read more >>
18/11/17: On the 18th of November, Poptech Conference hosted Qais, Travis Beard and Bill Gould, who presented excerpts from the documentary and discussed the past, present and future of the Afghan youth counter-culture movement.
RocKabul is Travis' first feature film. While living in Afghanistan, he founded projects like Skateistan, Wallords, Combat Communications and Sound Central Festival.
BROOKE TIA SILCOX
Brooke was the recipient of the $100,000 Screenwest Emerging Producer Initiative. She produced the Bad Guy on political artist Abdul Abdullah (ABC Arts), Home: The Art of Ian Strange (ABC iView), feature documentary Meal Tickets (MIFF, REV, Sydney Indie FF, MDFF) and the short film Judas Collar. She also associate produced the feature film Jirga (Felix Media).
Leslie is an award-winning filmmaker. Her first film, Out of the Ashes, won a 2011 Grierson Award. Her films have been broadcast on Netflix, BBC, ARTE, PBS, ITV, ABC, NBC, Channel 4 and CBC. In 2013 Leslie was nominated for an Academy Award for “Buzkashi Boys” which was co-produced by the Afghan Film Project, a non-profit NGO that Leslie co-founded in 2010 to help train Afghan filmmakers and foster Afghanistan’s film industry.
Bridget is an award winning producer, her most recent film; The Butterfly Tree had its international premiere at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and has since sold theatrically across the world including AU/NZ, US, UK, China and Russia. It won Best Picture and Best Actor at CIAFF, and was nominated for 3 AACTA Awards, 1 FCCA Award and 4 Oz Flix awards including Best Picture.
Clementine is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 13 years’ experience in the developing world. Her most recent film about Nigerian girls trafficked to Italy for sex, won a SIMA award. Previous films have been nominated for awards from Royal Television Society and One World Media Awards. She was previously based in Kenya and Afghanistan. Her films have been broadcasted internationally on Channel 4, Al Jazeera, CNN, PBS and Netflix among others.
American musician and producer best known as the bassist of Faith No More. He is the founder of Koolarrow Records.
Ellie Kealey is a freelance photographer and videographer with over 9 years’ experience working extensively across Central Asia and MENA region. Previously based in Afghanistan and Beirut, her most recent assignments include; South Sudan for the UN; social care in Kurdistan and Iraq; female empowerment in Tunisia, Morocco and Palestine; Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon.
Christain founded the Norweigan Production Company Gammaglimt AS in 2003.He is currently prodcing documentaries for UpNorth Film. His past titles include The Exorcist in the 21st Century (2012), Street of Dreams (2013) and most recently the award-winning documentaries "Two Raging Grannies" (2014),Blackhearts (2016) and Golden Dawn Girls (2017).
Torstein is a producer and outreach producer for Gammaglimt and UpNorth Film. His most recent titles include Golden Dawn Girls (2017), Blackhearts (2016) and The King And The Crook (2015) as outreach producer, and Braving The Waves (Iran 2016) and Boys Who Like Girls (Finland 2018) as co-producer.
Jason Beard is a music producer who has composed soundtracks for films including Juliana's Story (2011) which won an award for Best Short Film Soundtrack (LA Movie Awards), Kabul at Work (2012), Melbourne Victory Football Team Anthem (2012), Michael Klim promotion (2013), Mischa Merz "The Sweetest Thing" (Boxer's Memoir) and the Tarwin Valley Project (2013).