There’s plenty to watch in 2020, so let us take you through our top ticks for the new year: From Tenet to Bill & Ted Face the Music. And stick around as Declan, Dragon and Harry review the big December releases and recap the latest movie news!

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What’s MATF? A detailed FAQ about the podcast is available here. 

Make sure to follow Movies of the Future to stay up to date on all the latest movie news.

Check our News page for the latest updates.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, send them to moviesarethefuture@gmail.com or theslopshack@gmail.com.

Edited by Declan Wilson. A big thanks to Ash Whyte and Phoebe Hudson for producing and SolarFluxx for creating the theme music. Check him out at: https://soundcloud.com/solarfluxx

All of our previous guests assemble to celebrate a year of Movies Are The Future! This month, Declan, Dragon & Harry reveal the definite list of Christmas movies, recap the last month of movie news, and review the latest releases alongside Heath, Jaden, James and Kurtis!

Listen to the audio podcast on Spotify:

Or at your podcast service of choice: PodbeaniTunesTuneIn and more.

Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on all the latest episodes.

What’s MATF? A detailed FAQ about the podcast is available here. 

Make sure to follow Movies of the Future to stay up to date on all the latest movie news.

Check our News page for the latest updates.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, send them to moviesarethefuture@gmail.com or theslopshack@gmail.com.

Edited by Declan Wilson & Dragon Saman. A big thanks to Ash Whyte and Phoebe Hudson for producing and SolarFluxx for creating the theme music. Check him out at: https://soundcloud.com/solarfluxx

Nothing says Christmas like a deep-dive into Scientology! Ever wondered how it all works? Australian musician/comedian Fin Taylor reveals its biggest secrets before reacting to the leaked documents with The Slop Shack’s Joey Hughes. SPOILERS: They gain superpowers.

The Vomitorium is a new show where musician and armchair philosopher Fin Taylor spews facts and theories about the universe.

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Check out Fin’s new music as solo artist “Fin’s Contingency Plan“. Starting 16/12/19 Fin will be releasing a song a week, and The Slop Shack is excited to announce that will be producing all five music videos!

This episode was produced during our Christmas event. Get a look behind-the-scenes in our new vlog:

Welcome to the 2019 Christmas Special episode of The Slop Podcast – celebrating another incredible year for The Slop Shack. Like last year, we brought back a bunch of guests to find out how they’ve been hustling and following their dreams since they were on our show. In this episode you’ll catch Pastelle singing Barbara Ann, Muller Made dropping a freestyle, Ban Solo testing their Star Wars knowledge and Fin Taylor singing an upcoming single!

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A big thanks to the crew at the Christmas Special (including Lachlan White, Phoebe Hudson, Noah Taylor, Ash Whyte, Jake Pelusi and Zee Shao) for producing.

Get a look behind-the-scenes in our new vlog:

SLOP will return in January 2020!

A week ago The Slop Shack had its 2nd annual Christmas Special event! Across an entire day we recorded new episodes of all our shows with a bunch of our 2019 collaborators. Here’s a peak at the madness behind-the-scenes:

Christmas Special episodes of The SLOP Podcast, Movies Are The Future, Fin Taylor’s Vomitorium and Musician’s Play coming soon.

During the event we held a “press conference”, which included a recap of our last year and a look into what’s to come in 2020. We’ve included part of Harry Sweby’s script here to give you a quick update on what’s happening and provide a TANTALISING peak into the cool content that’s coming in the new year.

QUICK OVERVIEW AND RECAP OF THE YEAR

A lot of people still ask what The Slop Shack really IS. They’re confused about what its intentions are, and why we have such a weird name.

Well, the answers to our future lie in the past.

When I was 8 years old, I wanted a place to publish my weird little short stories. I figured: No one’s going to give an 8-year old a shot at being an author, so I’ll have to publish it myself. I had heaps of friends that were writing, making home movies, making music… and I wanted to give them a platform too!

10 years later, and the idea for Imagination Generation was still raging in my head. I was surrounded by SO MANY talented people that just needed a push… a platform… some motivation to really pursue these creative endeavours.

The Slop Shack happened by accident. We did a podcast about Theatresports, and then did more, and then suddenly I realised I had a platform. I figured I could use this to launch that thing I’d always wanted to make… that platform that brings creators together and helps turn their slop into gold… and so one year ago, we started Phase 2.

We moved from being a little audio only podcast network to being a fully-fledged media company that does events, short films, music videos, YouTube content and, of course, podcasts! 12 months later, and it’s been CRAZY. Making a website, moving to video, hosting a festival, meeting dozens of incredible creators… we’ve seen the potential of artistic youth, and we want to help them follow their dreams, just as we are.

The goal of the shack has always been about community. About days like this… getting these totally different creatives in one room and seeing what cool shit we can make… how we can help each other follow our dreams… and how we can push those around us that are struggling to follow their passion.

Imagination Generation

We will be releasing more stats from 2019, but in the year since we launched Phase 2 The Slop Shack’s YouTube channel has accumulated close to 7,000 views across 42 videos, with 359 total watch hours! Crazy!

2020 Plan

Now here’s the fun part where I spill the beans about what’re up to!

The first video we will release in 2020 will be a new Channel Trailer, which will kick off our new brand and aesthetic revamp for our social media and website. We’re currently working with a team of artists and designers to re-style ourselves… maintaining our sloppy roots whilst refining our identity going forward.

With our whole brand getting dressed for success, so too will our podcasts.

SLOP will be fundamentally the same, interviews with Brisbane based creators, but it’ll have a new intro, hang around the 30 minute mark and will feature more fun activities… with each guest having to undertake a challenge appropriate to their skillset or brand. Its release will be accompanied by far more micro-content and clips. We will be aiming to get more high-profile guests, but because it’s the people at the top that have the most advice to give. But SLOP has never been, and never will, be about popularity… if we think you’re cool, we want to talk to you – it’s as simple as that.

MOVIES ARE THE FUTURE is still our most successful show, thanks to Declan & Dragon’s reach and their commitment to this endeavour. We couldn’t be more thankful to have such great partners. The big announcement from the MOVIES camp is the production of weekly micro-content that that will go up on the MOVIES OF THE FUTURE IGTV channel… short reviews, clips and discussions that Declan & Dragon will lead the charge the on. We also want to start reaching out to the movie podcast community in Australia and the US… getting some new insightful guests. Oh and we’re doing movie commentaries now too – starting with DIE HARD.

THE VOMITORIUM (if anyone has a better title let us know) will continue, as we work with Fin Taylor on finding a nice combination of review, reaction and education… all with his signature deadpan comedic spin.

We’ll also be helping Fin with the launch of his new album!

AVA’S COOKING SHOW will continue in 2020 with some special guest stars. If any of you guys want to try your hand in the kitchen, let us know!

We’re going to be putting a lot of effort in VLOGS… like the one linked above… short videos that will document our journey through 2020, but also feature our favourite guests and collaborators!

This is all a part of MARGE, which is our codeword for innovative YouTube content, like getting MUSICIANS TO BATTLE EACH OTHER IN SOCCER, and it’s emblematic of what The Slop Shack is all about.

Pastelle vs Muller Made involved a podcast, a Let’s Play, sports, musicians, gaming, video production, animation… all rolled into an engaging package that showcases what happens when different creative entities get together. A podcast network, a gaming channel, a rapper and a rock band made a SOCCER video… and it was awesome!

We’re doing more of this – beginning with an epic SKYDIVING adventure in March. SUBSCRIBE to the channel to help us make this a reality.

Now I’m just going to rattle off a few announcements:

  • LIGHT UP 2020 IS CONFIRMED and will happen at Reading Cinemas Newmarket in late April. With the lessons we learnt from our super successful first festival, Light Up 2020 promises to be even bigger. If you want to enter a video – be at a music video, a Let’s Play, a cool vlog… start preparing now!
  • We’re bringing new people onto our team. That’s all we can say at the moment, but if you’re interested in helping us out – get in touch. We’re always happy to chat.
  • Joey Hughes is working on a clothing subsidiary, codenamed UNSHACKLED, that will combine schwifty new clothing with our merch line – one that will include merchandise from various collaborators! More on that later in the year.

There will be lots more to announce as we move into January, but this gives you an overview of the next 6 months or so.

THE FUTURE OF THE SLOP SHACK

Phase 3 will kick off at the beginning of 2021. That’s when all of our experimentation coalesces into a real full-time business that works with clients and actively works within the community to change the way people think about “the arts”.

We want a unique place where nothing has to be perfect. Art is supposed to be messy… that’s why we’re called The Slop Shack. We’re young, we’re figuring this shit out… and it’s better to just put stuff out there then get stuck in a cycle of “it’s not good enough”.

So why am I telling you all this? Why bring you inside the shack?

As much as this business is about us having a fun time making silly videos… which it TOTALLY is… it’s about YOU. It’s about US. It’s about bringing the Brisbane creator community together in a way that gets people EXCITED to collaborate, PUSHES people to create, MOTIVATES people to work harder.

You guys have invested in us, and we want to offer you something useful, enticing and important:

The chance to a part of something bigger than yourselves.

We have lots of ideas for how we can work together, but first, we want to gauge your interest.

Are you interested in creating opportunities for young Australians to work together? To share resources? To boost each other up?

Do you want to live in a world where youth feel like they can do anything than want? Where they can learn from others in their industry without paying for a $30,000 degree?

That’s where we want to go, and we hope that’s a place you want to be.

See you in 2020!

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Super schwifty singer-songwriter Hope D swings into the shack for a chat… and sings her hit-track “Swim!”. How can you make waves in the music industry? Hope reveals her tips and tricks for staying afloat. WATCH NOW:

Or listen to the audio version here:

Or on SoundcloudiTunesPodbean, and all your favourite audio platforms.

This episode is sponsored by 👖 THE DENIM DOCTOR 👖, a sustainable up cycling fashion business that revamps pre-loved denim with personalised designs. Head to https://instagram.com/thedenimdoctor__ to tattoo your denim today!

Check out Hope D:
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/hope-d
https://www.facebook.com/hopedmusic/

https://www.instagram.com/hopedmusic/

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to support Brisbane music!

A big thanks to Zee Shao & Lachlan White for producing.

SLOP will return in December for our annual Christmas Special!

In this wild tenth episode, the MATF crew (with Heath!) go a little crazy as they unpack Stephen King’s cinematic history , crown “Joker” the R-Rated king of the box office, and cry as the Terminator franchise is lowered into a lava pit.

Listen to the audio podcast on Spotify:

Or at your podcast service of choice: PodbeaniTunesTuneIn and more.

Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on all the latest episodes.

What’s MATF? A detailed FAQ about the podcast is available here. 

Make sure to follow Movies of the Future to stay up to date on all the latest movie news.

Check our News page for the latest updates.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, send them to moviesarethefuture@gmail.com or theslopshack@gmail.com.

Edited by Declan Wilson & Dragon Saman. A big thanks to Ash Whyte for producing and SolarFluxx for creating the theme music. Check him out at: https://soundcloud.com/solarfluxx

THE AWARD AWARDS is a studio improv show with an awards ceremony twist – one packed with improvised acceptance speeches and “clips” from movies that don’t exist – where two teams of experienced Brisbane improvisers (from well-known establishments like Big Fork Theatre and ImproMafia) compete to prove who is the wittiest.

Featuring four local commercials, this 10 minute project was produced as a part of a QUT Multi-Cam unit.

CREDITS

Hosted by
Harry Sweby

Directed by
Tyde Rabbitt

Producers
Harry Sweby
Ava van Zijl
Michael Embalsado

Written by
Sander Nilsen
Harry Sweby
Tyde Rabbitt

Set Design
Justin Lee

Directors Assistant
Georgia Emery

Camera Operators
Kierstyn Miller
Mason Angus
Abrielle Rounds
Henry Lee

Sound Team
Tom Blaber
Gonzo Du
Ava van Zijl

Vision Mixer
Joe McPhee

Lighting
Joseph Upton

Floor Managers
Justin Lee
Michael Embalsado

Technical Director
Trevor Makap

Autocue
Sander Nilsen

Airspeed
Jack Chen
Robert Wolski

Edited by
Robert Wolksi

Graphics
Joseph Upton

Crane Supervisor / PA
Sean Walker

Performers
Adam O’Sullivan
Ben Snaith
Sandon Godwin-Welch
Beverley Harrop
Panayiota Harmantzis
Sandra Davis
Amit Mehta
Miguel Contreras

Live music by
Shane Fell

Original score by
Fin Taylor

Executive Producers
Joe Carter
Wayne Taylor
Rob Matthews

Personal Assistants
Thomas Gabriel
Grace Porter
Quinn Murphy

 

Back from hiatus with a couple of energy drinks and big smiles, Brissy funk-rock band Ban Solo reveal their 8 tips for success in the indie scene, unveil their new member, and celebrate the spooky season!

Check out Ban Solo:

https://www.instagram.com/bansoloau/
https://www.facebook.com/BanSoloAU/
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/ban-solo

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to support Brisbane music!

A big thanks to Ash Whyte for producing.

SLOP will return in a month with another musical guest!