Short Girls


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Short Girls are a 4 piece punk band from Wellington, New Zealand. We shine like a sprinkle of pop-punk glitter on top of a pile of gritty dirt. There are no short girls in the band, only ugly tall dudes. Sorry about that.

Their 2014 album was recorded live over one day at the Toi Poneke Arts Centre.

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Last edited: 09.07.15

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  • View on NZ On Screen Alison Maclean: A gothic crush…

    Source: NZ On Screen

    "Canadian-born to New Zealand parents, writer and director Alison Maclean helmed one of the most successful NZ Film Commission-funded short films of all time, Kitchen Sink, which debuted at Cannes and won eight international awards. A graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, she has directed feature films Crush (which she also wrote) and Jesus’ Son. A director of commercials and television series including Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, Maclean divides her time between New York, Canada and New Zealand, and she is developing several feature films. In this ScreenTalk, Maclean talks about: Meeting life-long film industry friends whilst working on Geoff Stevens’ Strata as a summer holiday job Persuading her sculpture department professors to let her make her first short film, Taunt Casting a real rugby player to play an All Black in Rud’s Wife The joy of directing anti-apartheid music video Don’t Go with Chris Knox, Don McGlashan and Rick Bryant Using film to open up the aural medium of radio in Talkback How she treated the writing of Kitchen Sink as an assignment How a black and white photograph in the Listener led Maclean to discover Kitchen Sink actress Theresa Healey Where all that hair came from for Peter Tait’s character in Kitchen Sink The charmed experience and enduring popularity of Kitchen Sink How a road trip with a family friend led to her debut feature film Crush Directing episodes of Sex and the City and Gossip Girl" (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen The Crocodiles

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Evolving from the group Spats, The Crocodiles released their first album Tears in 1980. It included the classic song of the same name. Managed by one-time Split Enz member Mike Chunn, the eclectic pop band underwent many line-up changes in its short lifespan. There was no lack of talent in the turnover, with bandmembers that included singer Jenny Morris, future music video maestro Fane Flaws and future film composer Peter Dasent — plus acting legend Bruno Lawrence, who was replaced by Ian Gilroy (The Swingers). The Crocodiles called it a day in 1981, soon after the final lineup recorded the song 'Hello Girl'.  " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • Ihimaera

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Documentary ; Māori ; Television

    "Charlotte Yates produced Ihimaera Live for the 2011 Auckland Arts Festival. The concert featured lyrics especially written by author Witi Ihimaera, and set to music by 12 NZ composers and 55 musicians. This short documentary for Māori Television includes clips of the performances at Manukau's Events Centre, and interviews with Ihimaera and musicians Warren Maxwell, Horomona Horo and Waimihi Hotere as they search for the rhythm of word and sound. Yates and director Lala Rolls also collaborated on Tuwhare, which documented a musical tribute to Hone Tuwhare." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • Maple on the Hill - The Untold Story of the Tumbleweeds

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Documentary ; Short Film

    "Although The Tumbleweeds toured beyond Otago only occasionally, they provided many New Zealanders with their first exposure to country music. Almost 40 years into the band's career, Stephen Latty (Opera in the Outback) got some of their songs and memories down for this half-hour film. The band describe influences, costumes, and their own mid-tour double wedding. Country music expert Garth Gibson praises the "quite famous harmony sound" of sisters Myra and Nola Hewitt. Then The Tumbleweeds hit the road for Gore's Gold Guitar Awards, to perform 'Maple on the Hill'." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Wake Up

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Soul ; Music Video

    "Aaradhna’s third album Treble and Reverb was released on hip hop label Dawn Raid and co-written and produced by P Money and Evan Short (Concord Dawn) — but its “retro/metro” sound channels the glory days of the classic early 60s girl groups rather than more contemporary styles. ‘Wake Up’, the lead-off single, is a bright, sunny song about trying to fix a broken soul. The video — directed by the award-winning Special Problems — nods to the era with an animated symphony of pop-coloured modern household objects happily distracting from the lyric’s call to action." (NZ On Screen summary)


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