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Brown vs. Brown

Film (Trailer) – 2023

Director Simon Mark-Brown mixed family and architectural history in this feature-length film about architecture, and its lasting imprint. For Brown Vs. Brown he studied the legacy of his father Peter Mark-Brown, a modernist architect whose 'internationalist' vision is evident in Aotearoa today. In this trailer, historian Douglas Lloyd Jenkins wishes more recognition be paid to the Mark Brown/Fairhead style as a key Kiwi tastemaker, and experts discuss the styles of internationalism and regionalism in a New Zealand context.

I just really wish that somebody who's done the glass wall pavilion off the coast of Matakana wasn't saying 'Neutra. Neutra, Neutra' but were saying 'Mark-Brown/Fairhead'. The irony is that the New Zealand we live in is the world that Mark-Brown/Fairhead were kinda looking for. It was a global experience.
– Historian Douglas Lloyd Jenkins on the quiet influence of architects Peter Mark-Brown and Alan Fairhead

Key Cast & Crew

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Simon Mark-Brown

Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer, Subject

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Jasper Johnstone

Second Camera Operator

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Mike Bloemendal

Sound Mix

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Bertrand Remaut


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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins


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Republic Films