Rhythm And Poetry is a documentary film that follows the change in the Hip Hop scene in Australia for three years from underground shows to wider popularity.

It takes the viewer way back to the beginning for some history of a time when gangs ruled parts of Melbourne, and graffiti writers were the representatives of local Hip Hop culture.

Covering the emergence of a local sound, to self-identity and using music to express yourself, Rhythm And Poetry is THE document of the Hip Hop scene in Australia from the 80s to today.

Driven by the music of appearing artists and an original score by M-Phazes, it’s how Hip Hop came to Australia, and became Australian.


Underground Transmitter Presents “Rhythm And Poetry” A Brendan Hay Film

Written, produced, directed and edited by: Brendan Hay
Directors of photography: Jacob Simkin, Brendan Hay, Matt Wood
Original music: M-Phazes
Supervising sound editor: John Kassab



Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Sep 25, 2007

Melbourne Launch and screening F4, Dec 14, 2008

Sydney Launch and screening Loft Bar, Feb 7th, 2008


Online - ozhiphop.com interview with Brendan Hay HERE.

Online - ozhiphop.com review of Rhythm and Poetry.

Radio - Thursday Arvo FBI, Feb 7th, 2008

Radio - Droppin' Science 2SER, Feb 8th, 2008

Radio - Triple J Hip Hop Show Triple J, Feb 11th, 2008

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