There’s A Hard-Ons Doco On The Way: ‘We Want Our Story Told’

25 February 2021 | 2:12 pm | Staff Writer

“We are honoured and flattered."

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Production is underway on a documentary about Aussie punk legends Hard-Ons.

The upcoming look at the influential act, Hard-Ons: The Most Australian Band Ever, is being helmed by director Jonathan Sequeira, who previously worked on Descent In The Maelstrom: The Radio Birdman Story and Waiting: The Van Duren Story, and is being produced with the band’s participation.

“The Hard-Ons are extremely pleased to be having a documentary made about us, by professionals that know our band musically, spiritually and ideologically, very well,” Hard-Ons bassist Ray Ahn said.

“We are honoured and flattered. We look forward to the finished film in great anticipation. We want our story told.”

Sequeira added: “We’re thrilled to be making this film about one of the most important bands in Australia, and a terrific bunch of people. “Hard-Ons are a band that everyone in Australia should know about and be proud of. 

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“It’s great to get some initial Screen Australia seed funding, but it’s not easy or cheap making movies and we need your support. [Documentary Australia Foundation] is a great organisation, and all contributions are tax-deductible plus you get your name on the big screen!”

Since forming in the early ‘80s, the local punk rockers have played with the likes of Ramones and Nirvana, scored a wealth of praise from Dave Grohl, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Henry Rollins, Warren Ellis and more, and have influenced countless acts.

It’s expected that the film will drop in 2022.

To contribute to Hard-Ons: The Most Australian Band Ever and find out more details about the doco, click here.