Singapore-based filmmaker/photographer Apit Kilmister (pictured above killin’ it on the drums for Snaggletooth) has released a full stream of his second DVD entitled Play Loud Vol. 3. The DVD was released back in 2015 and does a remarkable job documenting an underground punk show in Singapore through a series of fast edits and camera angles. The 50 plus minute video captures live performances by amazing hardcore punk bands like: Lubricant, Snaggletooth, Lifelock, and Abolition A.D.
As you’re watching this keep in mind that he’s already working on his third release. You can check out the trailer further below. According to Apit, his third DVD will be released by the end of the year to be distributed all over Asia including: Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and even out in the US and Europe. All his DVD’s are released under his DIY label smellofsilence.
When we asked him why he puts this much time and effort in filming, editing and then actually releasing the videos on physical format as opposed to just throwing them up online, his answer was perfect:
“There are so many good hardcore punk bands in Asia that everyone should check out. Different styles, different attitudes different sounds. I’m not doing this for any sort of recognition. I just do it because it’s punk.”
If you ever want to contact Apit to get your hands on any of his work hit him up at this email: [email protected]
ALSO – you should, goes without say, subscribe to his youtube channel where you can check out a whole catalog of videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/trolleycharged/
ALSO – Apit maintains a tumblr page for all his work besides the videos mentioned above. If you get onto his tumblr page, enjoy taking a look at his phenomenal photography! http://smellofsilence.tumblr.com/
Here’s just a little taste:
If you like his photography then maybe you can ask about his first photozine that he released last year. Though it’s sold out – he may have a copy lying around.
Photo of Apit above – credit: Axel
Trailer for Apit’s third upcoming DVD. We wrote about it earlier: https://uniteasia.org/se-asian-crust-punk-d-beat-bands-unite-tribute-show-late-disclose-guitarist-video-now/