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Chris Knox: In conversation with Roger Shepherd, part two

Chris Knox: In conversation with Roger Shepherd, part two

Interviews - 2009

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Chris Knox's music career began with legendary Dunedin punk band The Enemy, followed by post-punk heroes Toy Love, then the Tall Dwarfs and his own solo work. Knox has appeared as a film reviewer on arts TV shows The Edge and Backch@t, and hosted the series The New Artland. He was also the man behind the long-running Max Media cartoon strip in the NZ Herald. As a singer-songwriter and music video director, Knox was 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 this ScreenTalk, Knox talks about:

  • Knox moving from appearing in music videos to directing his own with the Tall Dwarfs' Nothing's Gonna Happen
  • Making the video for the Tall Dwarfs' Turning Brown and Torn in Two
  • Making the video for his solo classic Not Given Lightly
  • Becoming a film reviewer on TV arts shows The Edge and Backch@t
  • Moving into television presenting, with an episode of Intrepid Journeys, and the series The New Artland
  • Knox's long-running cartoon strip Max Media

This video was first uploaded on 1 June 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