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Brent Hansen - Top Five

Kiwi Brent Hansen helped make Radio with Pictures downunder, then headed MTV in Europe. His Top Five titles on NZ On Screen aptly begin with two music video gems: Len Lye’s Swinging the Lambeth Walk and the “auteur chutzpah” of Tall Dwarfs’ Turning Brown and Torn in Two. Then there’s Two Cars One Night (“one of my favourite short films of all time”), a profile of artist Tony Fomison, and three-screen epic This is New Zealand. “I saw this as a schoolboy in the Cinerama in Christchurch. The chopper shots to Sibelius’ ‘Karelia Suite’ are forever etched on my brain.”