This Simmonds Brothers short film tells tells the story of Raumati South Kindergarten's beloved — but ill-fated — rooster. The early-rising hard-rocking cockerel's waking up of the neighbourhood sees complaints made to the council, and dog ranger Don Wolff (literally animated!) is assigned to the case. The tragi-comic saga is shot in the Simmonds Bro's distinctive 'documation' style: using 2D animation and audio to portray real-life events. The 2001 shooting made national news and Paul Holmes' and Carol Hirschfield's coverage features alongside local reaction.
In Kuala Lumpur no one gives a stuff: a chicken dies and you put it in a pot and curry the bugger! But yeah ... This is New Zealand- Reporter Gurunathan Krisnasamy on how the fracas would go down in Malaysia
Elan Mills, performed by the Volunteers
Available on DVD from Filmshop.