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Greg Page: Making music videos, claymation and more...

Greg Page: Making music videos, claymation and more...

Interviews - 2009

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Musician, artist, writer and director Greg Page began his film career in Hamilton in the early 90s, making music videos for local bands. Since then the international award-winning filmmaker has written and directed several short films, including claymations Decaff and The New Zealand Centenary of Cinema, as well as Sarah's Washing, and his feature film The Locals. Page’s boundless energy has also given rise to some of NZ’s most memorable music videos for top recording artists like Scribe, The D4 and Elemeno P.

In this ScreenTalk, Page talks about:

  • How he shot his 1994 claymation short Decaff
  • The story behind making the claymation short The New Zealand Centenary Of Cinema, along with John O’Shea
  • Behind-the-scenes details from his horror feature The Locals, including the animation process, casting and soundtrack decisions
  • How the D4’s Exit to the City music video came about and a behind-the-scenes insight
  • What it was like shooting Elemeno P’s Verona in an icecream freezer in minus 20 degrees
  • His views on the state of NZ’s film industry

This video was first uploaded on 20 August 2009, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – James Coleman