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Murray Grindlay

Composer, Singer

Since first winning fame as lead singer of 60s blues band The Underdogs, Murray Grindlay has gone on to apply his musical talents as a composer for feature films (Sleeping Dogs, Once Were Warriors), veteran jingle-writer (including the classic Crunchie train robbery commercial), and producer (hit single 'Sailing Away', Goldenhorse's Out of the Moon). 

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Geoff Dixon

Director

Geoff Dixon began making commercials in the 70s — the decade he launched legendary ad company Silverscreen Productions, whose clients included Cadbury, Toyota, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines. Ranging across New Zealand and beyond, his work includes iconic images of South Island back roads, Barry Crump crashing utes through the bush, and Michael Hurst singing a war cry for the Kiwi bloke. 

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Beaver (Beverley Morrison)

Performer

Beaver - real name Beverley Morrison - toured New Zealand as part of seminal 70s touring group Blerta. Later she sang on the title track of 80s television hit Gloss, and acted in 1985 thriller Should I Be Good? She passed away in May 2010. 

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Mark Tierney

Director

Sound engineer Mark Tierney co-founded 90s group Strawpeople with Paul Casserly. Tierney’s screen career has seen him present music show CV (1989), audition Popstars for the influential show of the same name; and direct (sometimes alongside Casserly) a run of music videos known for their ‘urban style’. Since a 2000 shift to the United States and the United Kingdom he has edited Iraq documentary Return to Kirkuk, and directed and co-written London-set movie thriller Moving Target.