Chunky Shrapnel

Chunky Schrapnel

Australia | 2020 | 128 min. | John Angus Stewart

June 15, 2023

A concert film from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.


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Thursday, June 15, 2023

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Chunky Shrapnel is the much-anticipated feature length live music documentary that follows the hugely popular, hyper-prolific Australian band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard on their recent European tour. Literally bringing the audience onto the stage, Chunky offers a uniquely immersive experience never before captured on film… a musical road movie dipped in turpentine.

Sleeping Monster was filmed in Melbourne during the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Australia had one of the most strict lockdowns in the world,” Gizzard frontman Stu Mackenzie says. “We couldn’t really do anything. We couldn’t make music. But there were a few ways to legally get together, one of which was to make a film, so that’s what we did. We spent a lot of that period just filming and documenting everything as we recorded and did other things.”

Indeed, Sleeping Monster captures the band members building their new studio (“We’re six skinny, scrawny musos, but we got our hands dirty,” Mackenzie said) and recording the album "Changes," work on which began in 2017 but was finally released in October 2022. “It’s definitely part of the Changes world and sits alongside it.”

  • Director: John Angus Stewart
  • Country: Australia
  • Year: 2020
  • Running Time: 128 min.
  • Producer: Max Coles
  • Cinematographers: John Angus Stewart
  • Editors: John Angus Stewart
  • Language: English