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Behold My Kool Style Dam Native, Music Video – 1996

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Directed by prolific music video maker and now feature film director Jonathan King, this clip won Best Video at the 1997 NZ Music Awards. The sepia-tinged print, colonial photo studio-styled art direction and details (tokotoko and Edwardian suits) are beautifully realised and make for an effective back-drop to the song’s political lyrics. DJ Sir-Vere: “an original Aotearoa classic”

 

Key Cast & Crew

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Jonathan King

Director

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Jonathan Venz

Editor

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Darryl Ward

Camera

The concept was inspired by early NZ photography - initially suggested by band leader Danny Haimona. Darryl Ward and I developed it further. A big part of the look was achieved by making a print off the negative, which Darryl and I battered, scratched and mangled. We scanned that, as well as the negative, giving a really organic, old-film look. Editor Jonathan Venz took it even further, really nailing the feel.
– Jonathan King

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air