New original music: “To Judy, from Daphne”

Studio 138 co-owner, Mick Davis, has released his first live performance recording, part of a planned five song original EP. “To Judy, From Daphne” is a very personal song. Read more about the story behind the song below the video.

Studio 138 is located in Dubbo’s CBD and is a multi-purpose creative studio. As well as hosting our own live and online events and performances, we welcome other creatives looking to collaborate. Find out more here or click here to send an email.

About the song (from Mick Davis)

I’m Mick and this is my first live performance recording. Please excuse the clumsy loop creation but one has to start somewhere.

This is a song I wrote late last year and I had been reflecting on for quite some time. I know my sister, Judy, had some trouble dealing with the absence of our mother, Daphne throughout her life as we lost her when we were all children. . Whilst I know little about our mother in a real sense, I do get a feel from others as to the type of lady she was. I wanted to try to reassure Judy that everything was okay and she should ‘treasure every precious moment’ as I believe Daphne would have wanted her to. Whilst this song specifically talks to Judy, I dedicate it to all my siblings, Patsy, Stephen, Jennifer and Judy, as I think we all deserve to know that our mother would be proud of us and the lives we have chosen for ourselves. It’s long and a little self-indulgent but I believe both ladies deserve the time.

Finally special thanks to my son, Marcello Davis, for the inspired video and sound production and his first foray into putting together a music clip.

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Indie Comedy Film Festival

What the world needs now is more laugh – and what better way to provide then than through an online film festival of short comedy films.

Whilst Studio 138 will not be holding any live events at this time, we still want to bring entertainment from independent artists to Dubbo and around the world. That’s where the idea for an online comedy film festival came from.

Entries are currently open to filmmakers from around the world on FilmFreeway and close May 23, 2020.

The online film festival will be available online privately to ticket holders. The film festival will be screened online June 6 to 7, 2020 (Sydney, Australia time). Tickets will be $AUD5 (plus processing fee).

Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film of the festival (one vote per ticket). The audience favourite award winner will receive $US40 and an certificate.

Romance Rules Film Festival 2020 – official selections

Romance Rules Film Festival

Part 1

Stood Up – Cjay Boisclair (Canada, 2019)

Kandy – Dubbo Filmmakers (Dubbo, 2014)

A Violent Noise – Natalie MacMahon (Germany, 2019)

Beat – Pascale Potvin (Canada, 2017)

Space – Erifili Davis & Kellie Jenner (Dubbo, 2017)

Hungry Millennials – Edward Fearon (Australia, 2019)

Petrichor – Cameron Moon (UK, 2019)


Part 2

Village Cafe – Alina Gerasimova (USA, 2019)

Turn It Around – Ingeborg Putter (Netherlands, 2017)

100% Girl – Chen Liangyu (Taiwan, 2019)

Backbeat – Martin Blank (USA, 2019)

Slides – Andres Padilla (USA, 2018)

Connection – Erifili Davis (Dubbo, 2018)

Maria – Robert Burns

Lit – Thia Schuessler (USA, 2019)

Audience Choice Award Winners

Congratulations to the teams behind the short films Petrichor and Stood Up, joint winners of our Romance Rules Film Festival Audience Choice award.

A big thank you to all the other filmmakers who contributed to a wonderful night of film.