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Don McGlashan: On composing for film and television...

Interview – 2009

Don McGlashan is one of New Zealand's foremost singer/songwriters. He was a member of Blam Blam Blam and The Mutton Birds before going solo. While he was in acclaimed musical theatre act The Front Lawn, McGlashan moved into the film world. His screen compositions include No 2, Matariki and Katherine Mansfield TV movie Bliss

In this ScreenTalk, McGlashan talks about:

  • The music video for classic song 'Nature', shot by Stuart Dryburgh, choreographed by Douglas Wright, and directed by Fane Flaws
  • Working on the stop motion animation for music video 'Bad Blood', directed by Sally Tran
  • Composing the soundtrack to Dean Spanley, and working with director Toa Fraser
  • The difference between working with Fraser, and Angel at My Table director Jane Campion
  • Working on classic Front Lawn short film Walkshort

This video was first uploaded on 11 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 - James Coleman. Camera and Editing - Leo Guerchmann