Ben deHoedt is an Australian composer, songwriter and documentary film maker. Originally from Adelaide, he has lived in Melbourne since 2007 where he works by day as a social worker. He recently resumed writing songs with Matt Harris for their band the American Public after a 17 year hiatus.
In 2016, Ben began researching and developing a documentary on rock group 'The Police'. All Noises by the Police is a visually arresting psychological portrait of the band told in their own words through archival footage & interviews: a surreal, dream-like collage of narration, recollection, image and music exhibiting a stylistic affinity with the work of Julien Temple and David Lynch. A working cut was completed in 2018, with the input of drummer and founding member Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers, which has been praised by film maker Jeff Krulik as “an impressive debut”. As of 2020, this project remains in glacial progress.
Ben is now working on Disappear Here, a documentary about Australian rock group Glide, their much missed songwriter William Arthur and the shifting sands of the Australian Music industry of the 1990's.
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Music credit: "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes", written by William Arthur and performed by Glide. Instrumental score mix by Ben deHoedt.