Backburning: Midnight Oil – A Short Film

Backburning is a short film about one of Australia’s most iconic rock bands: Midnight Oil. The film is written and directed by Paul Clarke who created acclaimed music documentaries Long Way to the Top: the Story of Australian Rock Music (ABC); Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon (SBS) and Blood and Thunder: the Sound of Alberts (ABC). This film captures the calm before the storm, as Midnight Oil reunite in the red centre of Australia to make plans. Their conviction and drive made them a singular force in music until their singer chose to become a Member of Parliament: a decision...
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Mambo: Art Irritates Life – Screens on ABC, Tuesday 8th November at 9.30pm

In the 1980s, clothing brand Mambo grew out of the Sydney punk music scene and became a hit across Australian culture – by taking the piss out of everything ‘strayan’, including themselves. Featuring iconic artists like Reg Mombassa, Richard Allen and Matthew Martin, and led by brilliant entrepreneur Dare Jennings, Mambo grew out of the surfing world and went on to make millions from the mainstream – charming, confounding and insulting just about everyone along the way. Narrated by Celia Pacquola, Mambo: Art Irritates Life, shines a spotlight on the iconic Australian clothing brand Mambo and the artists behind the...
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The Easybeats to AC/DC: The Story of Aussie Rock – BBC4

The Bombora Film & Music co. and Beyond Screen production, Blood and Thunder: The Sound Of Alberts, has been edited to a one hour version titled The Easybeats to AC/DC: The Story of Aussie Rock that will air on BBC4 A film about the sound of Australian rock and the emergence of one of the world's greatest rock bands - AC/DC, or Acca Dacca as they are known in Australia, and the legendary music company, Albert Music (Alberts) that helped launched them on to the global rock scene. Through the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Alberts created a house of hits...
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Stevie Wright Eulogy

Bombora writer and director, Paul Clarke, delivered this eulogy at Stevie Wright's funeral in Sydney on Friday 8th January 2016. When the P&O Fairsea deposited Stephen Carlton Wright from Leeds onto the Fremantle pier in 1958, he was already brash and cocky, with the temerity and louche swagger we’d expect from a street urchin from the north of England. His first purchase in his new country dictated his destiny. He bought a Boomerang songster, the song lyrics book published by J. Albert and Son. In 6 years, his songwriting and performances would sell more Songsters than had ever been sold...
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Blood and Thunder: The Sound Of Alberts – ABC TV, Australia

This is the story of Bogan Motown. The family-owned label Alberts was Australia’s hit-factory who ruled the charts and gave us our own soundtrack: the sound of rebellion and good times, suburban young Australia at full-bore. The Easybeats, John Paul Young, Stevie Wright, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, AC/DC – these were the Alberts artists who sang us our song and cracked the cultural cringe.   Blood and Thunder is a tale of two families and the music they made. The Alberts - an elegant, well-to-do dynasty. And The Youngs – an unruly clan of 10-pound migrants from the tough suburbs of Glasgow....
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Bombora is a small film and tv company with big ideas.

Bombora is a small film and tv company with big ideas.

Pop culture is our playground.  We make hip pop culture films. And we create original, quirky entertainment formats.  We avoid the serious and worthy, and what everyone else is doing. No fatties, no tough love nannies, no dance offs.  We only make shows that we would stay home to watch.  Bombora founder Paul Clarke has a back catalogue of films, shorts, features and series that includes Recovery, Long Way To the Top, One Night The Moon, Kulli Foot, Love Is In the Air and Spicks & Specks, Bombora – The Story Of Australian Surfing and Wide Open Road – The Story Of Cars In Australia.

Now we’ve grown up, left home, got a great team together and we’re lookin’ for some real action.

Come along for the ride.