U.S.A x Free Radical Tv

In November of 2015, the Free Radical crew was formed. Who? What? When? Where? How? My talented friend Yasmin who is the founder of Culture Machine had a light bulb moment – we had been working on a string of creative projects but had never actively documented the relationships, personalities and general frivolity that goes on behind the scenes.

Yas pitched a Culture Machine road trip, and Luka jumped on board to film. Free Rad was created as a web series off-shoot to Culture Machine Agency. The boys on the camera and Yasmin creative directing and steering the fashion shoots. So where do I come into all of this?

Everyone is a stranger before you get to know them and what better way to do so than a spontaneous trip across the globe!

I was already working as a model for Culture Machine in Sydney. Yas and I had never met as she was living and running Culture Machine in Bali, but when the offer came up to venture with them to Los Angeles – I couldn’t resist. I know what you’re thinking.. but they were complete strangers! Everyone is a stranger before you get to know them and what better way to do so than a spontaneous trip across the globe!


There was Yasmin, Kale, Luka and Jake. I instantly clicked with everyone on different levels. It was a strange thing to feel immediately myself with a group of people I had never met before, all the way on the other side of the globe. Strange but magical. I could easily say that those 10 days were some of the best days of my life so far. I made some intense connections, have memories I will hold forever and friendships for a life time!

I was stoked when the whole crew (except the beautiful Jakey) decided to move over to Sydney! This is when I met Yasmin’s brother Kai. Funny rocky start to our friendship (with a disagreement over eating carbs!) but now we are the best of buds. It’s been cool seeing him come into his own (@urmumsyadad). Making memes was his true calling and he’s killing it haha!


Claudia is our behind the scenes wizz. She first applied to intern for Culture Machine but has now become a huge part of all of our lives and is an integral part of the family. The first time I met Claudia was in the first few weeks of everyone moving to Sydney. We were on a ‘Epokhe’ shoot and she came along to assist Yasmin with photography.  One of my first memories of Claudia was of her talking about a show called “  Sex Sent me to the ER “  whilst making funny observations in the Uber on the way home – I knew she was a keeper. She is now one of my closest friends and greatest human I know. She will go above and beyond for the people in her life. She is like my surrogate mother and I do not know what I would do without her.

It’s a cool/crazy/beautiful family we’ve got going on! And that’s it – we really are like family. Yeah at times we get annoyed at each other, maybe even become distant for a moment. But at the end of the day we always end up back together supporting each other and doing what we love.

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  • Alexandria


    September 20, 2016
  • Holly Mashford (mashy)

    This is the shit. best way to make friends… Put yourself out of your comfort zone

    September 20, 2016
  • @bianca_smellycat

    Hey Kath, just want to say you and your friends look like such a sick group. Not too sound creepy but literally stalked all your instagrams and stuff (lowkey wish my friends actually hung out and did cool things like you guys). Well anyways love the website and if your ever in the states again and want to visit/explore San Diego, I’m always trying to make friends.

    September 21, 2016

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