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Stuart Page: On making music videos...

Interviews - 2009

Director, photographer and Axemen drummer Stuart Page is a prolific filmmaker, who has made over 40 music videos. Page has directed clips for Superette, The Clean, and The Skeptics’ infamous AFFCO. In 2009 he won Best Feature Documentary and Best Emerging filmmaker at the DocNZ International Film Festival for his film Shustak, a portrait of American photographer Laurence Shustak. Page also compiled alternative music compilation Noisyland.

In this ScreenTalk, Page talks about:

  • The themes behind the clip for Superette's 'Killer Clown'
  • The set for the music video, and the ensuing shambles
  • The initial impetus for making the Skeptics' controversial 'AFFCO' video
  • Where and how the opening scenes were shot
  • The visit to the abattoir and the incredible story of how these scenes were realised
  • The reaction to the clip

This video was first uploaded on 5 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

Some of Stuart's work...

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