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Heavenly Pop Hits - The Flying Nun Story

Television (Full Length) – 2002

This documentary tells the story of the legendary Flying Nun music label up to its 21st birthday. The label became associated with the 'Dunedin Sound': a catch-all term for a sprawl of DIY, post-punk, warped, jangly guitar-pop. The Guardian: "[it's] as if being on the other side of the world meant the music was played upside down". Features interviews with founder Roger Shepherd and many key players, the spats and the glory. The label's influence on the US indie scene is noted, and Pavement's Stephen Malkmus covers The Verlaines' 'Death and the Maiden'. 

Key Cast & Crew

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Jill Graham

Producer

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Hugh Sundae

Narrator

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Sam Blackley

Producer

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Bill Toepfer

Editor

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Mitchell Hawkes

Director

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Carolyn Meng-Yee

Network Executive

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Satellite Media

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the following featured artists, record labels and third party footage owners related to this title: The Chills, Headless Chickens, Straitjacket Fits, Garageland, The Verlaines, The Clean, The Stones, Sneaky, Toy Love, The Netherworld Dancing, The Bats, The Able, Stephen Malkmus, Tall Dwarfs, Board Games, Double Happys, Bike, Dead C, Skeptics, Gordons, Bailter Space, Chilrdrens Hour, Fiona McDonald, 3Ds, Betchadupa, D4; Chris Knox, Graeme Downes, The Mushroom Group, TVNZ, CRS Management.

Documentary made with funding from NZ On Air

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