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  • View on NZ On Screen Gather to the Chapel

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Alternative ; Indie ; Music Video

    "Another all in one shot beauty from director Joe Lonie, this gorgeously-crafted video was filmed in and around the historic St Stephen's Chapel above Auckland's Judges Bay and Parnell Baths. The camera floats through pohutukawa trees and Auckland pioneer gravestones as an ubiquitous Liam Finn exhorts everyone to gather by the chapel. The tiny, elegant church in question was built by Bishop Selwyn, and as it turns out, just around the corner from where Finn grew up. 'Gather to the Chapel' appears on his first solo album, 2007's I'll Be Lightning." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Tom Parkinson: Producing the legends, from Hudson and Halls to Billy T…

    Source: NZ On Screen

    "Tom Parkinson is a veteran television producer and director who has worked on iconic Kiwi TV shows such as Hunter’s Gold, Hudson and Halls and Telethon. Parkinson was a key force behind many of our hit comedies in the 70s and 80s, including Billy T James’ shows, A Week of It, Issues, and Letter to Blanchy. Parkinson is also a former Head of Entertainment Programmes at TVNZ, and helped launch TV3. In this ScreenTalk, Parkinson talks about: The challenges of filming early TV drama Hunter’s Gold The reason he believes the drama series Gather Your Dreams was less of a success How Brit comedian Tommy Cooper influenced popular cooking show Hudson and Halls The mammoth production that was Telethon Creating a ‘style’ for Billy T James’ sketch comedy shows The success of long-running music show That’s Country His strategy on becoming the Head of Entertainment at TVNZ The secret behind The New Adventures of Black Beauty The challenges of getting Letter to Blanchy up and running Battles between TVNZ and TV3 in the early days of TV3" (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen In Colour

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Dance ; Music Video

    "Electronic soul band Shapeshifter is one of the NZ acts whose songs were covered by international artists in Nick Dwyer’s Making Tracks TV series. Dwyer takes that relationship a step further with this infectious music video for one of the singles from their fourth album Delta. He accompanies their lyrics, about putting aside the pressures and problems of everyday life, with a series of vibrant images from around the world. Gathered during his globetrotting, they celebrate human connection and the simple pleasures afforded by music (and a NZ 1990 t-shirt)." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Bathe in the River

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Music Video

    "Don McGlashan wrote this rousing secular gospel number for a key scene in No. 2, Toa Fraser's cinematic tribute to the Auckland suburb of Mount Roskill. Beyond the screen it won an APRA Silver Scroll and spent 22 weeks in the charts. That sales success was helped in no small part by this Fraser-directed video which recreates the film's (eventually) joyous, party vibe. Cast and crew gather to watch the fruits of their labours and witness a backyard performance by Hollie Smith, McGlashan and the other members of the Mount Raskil Preservation Society." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • Wi' a Hundred Pipers

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Documentary ; Music ; Television

    "Every year pipe bands from around the country gather to perform at the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships. This edition took place in Christchurch over three days in March 1985, with bands from around the country testing their abilities. Supreme champs Wellington showcase their musicality, the local Scottish Society display expert staff flourishing, and all the bands perform together in the massed finale. The special was directed and produced by Brent Hansen, who would go on to become the Creative President and Editor-in-Chief of MTV International." (NZ On Screen summary)


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