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Bryn Evans

Director

Documentary director Bryn Evans has honed his skills on an eclectic range of subjects, from Kiwi tragedies (Descent from Disaster) to the Taliban cricket team (The Great Game) to elderly hip hop dancers. The Great Game (2002) marked one of his earliest directing credits. After working on multiple seasons of genealogy series Tātai Hono, Evans won international acclaim for Hip Hop-eration, a feature-length documentary about elderly hip hop dancers heading to the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas. In late 2018 he followed it with Born Racer, about Kiwi IndyCar racing driver Scott Dixon. 

...coming from a background in human rights stories, I was initially worried this film was too fluffy and light, but halfway through I realised this is just as much about human rights as any other story. Bryn Evans on Hip Hop-eration, on Dutch website The NL Times, 26 November 2014