The Other Option: Australian punk and hardcore in South East Asia traces the history of Australian punk and hardcore bands touring Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. From the most unlikely of trailblazers within Australia’s DIY underground scene, through to some of the biggest alternative acts the country has ever produced, it shares the amazing stories that until now had only been part of underground folklore.
Filmed across 4 countries including 5 of Australia’s 7 states, The Other Option speaks to the bands and other prominent figures that lead the way to make touring South East Asia a reality for artists from around the world. It explores underlying reasons for the explosion of punk and hardcore bands touring the region, beyond the low-cost airlines, cheap living and instant online booking.
The Other Option: Australian punk and hardcore in South East Asia is a completely DIY project – written, produced and directed by Rohan Thomas, producer of D.I.Wireless Podcast.
View the official trailer below and for further information and social network links visit www.otheroptionfilm.com.