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Meal Tickets (2016)

A band of best friends, a roadie who wanted to be a rockstar, a documentary ten years in the making.


Mat de Koning




Credited cast:
Mat de Koning Mat de Koning ... Self
Matt Doust Matt Doust ... Self
Dave Kavanagh Dave Kavanagh ... Self
Will Stoker Will Stoker ... Self


Meal Tickets is a coming of age roc-doc filmed over ten years about the lives of high school band mates and their roadie who dedicate their twenties to seeking success in the music industry. Australian filmmaker, Mat de Koning, filmed 700 hours of footage of his best friends to give this no holds barred look at being a rock'n'roller in an age where the Internet and social media changed the game. From Perth to New York, Melbourne to Los Angeles we are given a back stage pass to the gigs, the tour, the conflicts and indulgences. There is partying with all the messiness of youth but gradually each of the boys question if they have what it takes to be a star and ultimately what success truly means. Written by Brooke Tia Silcox

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

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Beautiful and frustrating
1 January 2021 | by clintonhoySee all my reviews

If you've ever harboured the dream of being a rock & roll star, watch this movie. Nothing here is sanitised, it's just how things are - exhilarating and heartbreaking, sometimes in the one night. I've never seen another film capture so much of what it actually feels like to be in a band.

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