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Chris Knox: In conversation with Roger Shepherd, part one...

Interview – 2009

Chris Knox's music career began with legendary Dunedin punk band The Enemy, followed by post-punk heroes Toy Love, then Tall Dwarfs and his own solo work. Knox has reviewed films for arts shows The Edge and Backch@t, and hosted series The New Artland. As a singer-songwriter and music video director, he is known as a pioneer of lo-tech, DIY classics. For this special two-part ScreenTalk interview, Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd chatted with Knox about his life and career.

In part one, Knox talks about:

  • His early love of film and how he first got into filmmaking
  • The first footage of The Enemy, shot by cameraman Peter Janes
  • Making the Toy Love video Squeeze
  • Making the later Toy Love videos Rebel and Don't Ask Me

Part two of this interview can be found here, where Knox talks about moving into making his own videos, being a film reviewer and TV presenter, and his comic strip Max Media.

This video was first uploaded on 25 May 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 - Roger Shepherd. Direction - Clare O’Leary. Camera and Editing - Leo Guerchmann