By 1987, TVNZ’s music video show Radio with Pictures was 12 years old — and producer (and future MTV Europe boss) Brent Hansen was looking to inject into the show some of the visual style now being exhibited by MTV. He approached artist and musician Fane Flaws and gave him carte blanche to create new titles for the show. Animation was a new field for Flaws; but, using the Eastern tinged, koto-driven composition ‘Calamity’ (by former Crocodiles band mate Peter Dasent) as his theme music, he created a unique and strikingly surreal piece that won him a TV Award.
He just seemed such a left field kind of individual. I loved his visuals, I loved his style, his graphics and his art and I thought he should make the title sequence.– Brent Hansen (Radio with Pictures producer)