Madman Entertainment is thrilled to announce that zero-waste innovator Joost Bakker will participate in a series of special Q&A events around Australia ahead of the theatrical release of GREENHOUSE BY JOOST in November. Joost Bakker will be joined after screenings of the film for an on-stage discussion with a variety of special guests including Damon GameauSarah WilsonJack ThompsonClare Bowditch, Neil Perry and Clare Cousins , as well as renowned chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, who both feature in the film.

After recently winning the Audience Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Q&As will take place across metro and regional cinemas in VIC, NSW, ACT and WA between Thursday 3 and Friday 18 November. The film has also been selected for the upcoming Adelaide Film Festival and Brisbane International Film Festival.

“Imagine a house that grows its own food” – that’s the vision of Joost Bakker, who was once dubbed the ‘Poster Boy of Zero Waste Living’ by The New York Times. GREENHOUSE BY JOOST is an inspiring feature documentary following Bakker as he builds a self-sustaining home in the centre of Melbourne, an ecosystem that provides its occupants with water, energy, shelter and nourishment. Joined in his work by chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, Bakker faces his fair share of challenges to finish the home. Bureaucratic delays, COVID shutdowns and blackouts all threaten the build.

GREENHOUSE BY JOOST is directed by Rhian Skirving and Bruce Permezel and was created by the award-winning producers of 2040The Australian Dream, and That Sugar Film.


Thursday 3 November

Cameo Belgrave at 6.30pm

Guests: Joost Bakker with John Ford and Chris Bissels. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Friday 4 November

Cinema Nova at 6.30pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Clare Bowditch. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Saturday 5 November

Palace Westgarth at 2pm

Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Palace Como at 4pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Clare Cousins. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Sunday 6 November

Lorne Theatre at 4pm

Guests: Joost Bakker, Jo Barrett, Kristy Stewart and Rowan Reid. Moderator: Cameron Smith

Tuesday 8 November

Royal Theatre Castlemaine at 6.30pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Jo Barrett. Moderator: Mary Macintyre 

Wednesday 9 November

Star Bendigo at 6.30pm

Guest: Joost Bakker with Derek Layfield and Russell Burnett. Moderator: Mary Macintyre 

Saturday 12 November

Palace Electric, Canberra at 4pm

Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Nicole Hasham, The Conversation Australia  

Sunday 13 November

Empire Cinema, Bowral at 4pm

Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Briannah Devlin, Southern Highland News

Luna Leederville, Perth at 4pm – Virtual Event

Guest: Joost Bakker and Matt Stone

Monday 14 November

Randwick Ritz, Sydney at 6.30pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Sarah Wilson. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Dendy Newtown, Sydney at 8pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Neil Perry. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Wednesday 16 November

Avoca Beach Theatre at 6.30pm

Guest: Joost Bakker. Moderator: Cheralyn Darcey.

Thursday 17 November

Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour at 6pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Jack Thompson. Moderator: Dave Horsley, SWIFF Festival Director

Friday 18 November

Palace Byron Bay at 6.30pm, 7.10pm and 7.50pm

Guests: Joost Bakker and Cedar Anderson. Moderator: Damon Gameau.

Further screening information and tickets are available here.

GREENHOUSE BY JOOST will be released in Australian cinemas in November:

  • VIC/TAS – 10 November
  • ACT/NSW/WA/SA – 17 November
  • QLD – 24 November