Words From The City


Words from the City is a feature documentary exploring Australian hip hop through intimate observations of some of the nation's most potent and compelling MCs. Focusing on the unique lyrical and verbal artistry of the form, the film follows a diverse range of artists from around the country, including Wire MC, Downsyde, Layla, Koolism, Hilltop Hoods, Bliss N Eso, Maya Jupiter, TZU and MC Trey. From political rage to personal and cultural storytelling, from laneways and parks to festivals and nightclubs, the film explores the diverse environments that shape these artists and their urge to make their voices heard.

Nominated for 5 AFI Awards including Best Documentary Film and Best Direction in a Documentary

Nominated for a FIPRESCI Award at the Sydney Film Festival, 2007

Independent Documentary Producer of the Year, Awarded by the Screen Producers Association of Australia to Philippa Campey, SPAA, 2008 

Select Festivals include:

  • Adelaide International Film Festival, 2007
  • Sydney International Film Festival, 2007
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, 2007
  • Brisbane International Film Festival, 2007
  • Canberra International Film Festival, 2007
  • Revelations Film Festival, Perth, 2007
  • Calgary International Film Festival, Canada, 2007
  • Kosmopolis International Festival, Barcelona, Spain 2008
  • Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore, 2008
  • London Australian Film Festival, London, 2008

Official website: www.wordsfromthecity.com

For more information: www.filmcamp.com.au


90 mins HD colour

  • Film Camp / Film Victoria / AFC / AIFF / ABC
  • Written & Directed by Natasha Gadd & Rhys Graham
  • Produced by Philippa Campey, Film Camp
  • Cinematography by Natasha Gadd & Rhys Graham
  • Edited by Paul Williams