30 Arthur Street was a Wellington musical institution. For more than 18 years the building was used as rehearsal space and studio, in which time 20 plus albums and nine feature film scores were partly or wholly recorded there. Directed by Plan 9 composer David Donaldson, this impressionistic doco chronicles some of the building's musical history, plus its destruction to make way for a bypass. Amongst the musicians featured are Toby Laing from Fat Freddys Drop, drummer Anthony Donaldson, and ex-Mutton Bird David Long.
Thanks to: Anthony Donaldson ABC, Steve Roche EFG, Janet Roddick, David Donaldson QC, David Long, CBA, Chris O'Connor, Riki Gooch, Jeff Henderson, Thebis Mutante, Toby Laing, Winnie Winston RIP, Ross Burge, Nick Bollinger, Kathy McRae, Otis Chamberlain, Nigel Patterson, Marie Thom, Alistair Cuthill, Dean Hunter, Johnny Marks, Louis Sutherland, Poppy Donaldson, Nancy Brunning, Madeline Sami, Yadana
Music for this film provided by: The Labcoats, Flower Orphans, Plan 9, The Bones of Thone, Thrashing Marlin, The Village of Idiots,
Closing credits track 'The Demons of Poneke' by The Labcoats