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Pepsismokefree Rockquest 2000

Television (Full Length) – 2000

Since 1988 the Smokefreerockquest's nationwide talent competition has been a rite of passage for school-age musicians, offering substantial cash prizes and the promise of a shortcut to global (or at least local) fame. In this TV special Hugh Sundae meets the class of 2000, including Nesian Mystik, Evermore (then the youngest band ever to compete at the finals) and future members of Die! Die! Die! in Dunedin art-rockers Carriage H. True to the period, there's also plenty of squeaky nu-metal riffs and liberally-applied Dax Wax.

A music industry will be watching, and the folks back home will be rooting.
– Hugh Sundae’s tough-in-cheek commentary

Key Cast & Crew

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Hugh Sundae

Presenter

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Dean Cornish

Director, Camera

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Jude Callen

Producer

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Clayton Carpinter

Sound Recordist

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Ralf Hawley

Sound

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Todd Ranson

Sound

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Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Main theme 'The General Electric' by Shihad
'Tears' by Evermore
'Let's Dance' by Nesian Mystik
'Check Your Head' by 1QA
'Like Circles' by Utopia
'Living Room' by Orca
'Monk' by Carriage H
'Home' by Funk Monkees
'Surely' by Jerihko

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