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Pirates of the Airwaves Television (Trailer) – 2014 Documentary Music

Pirates of the Airwaves

Television (Trailer) – 2014 Documentary Music

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This docudrama recreates the story of Radio Hauraki: a bunch of rebel DJs whose cause was bringing rock’n’roll to the radios of 60s NZ youth. Their fight for the right to broadcast involved a pirate vessel in the Hauraki Gulf. Director Charlie Haskell films the recreations from the point of view of late DJ Rick Grant, and cuts them together with interviews with the protagonists, animation and Hard Day’s Night-style japes. Based on Adrian Blackburn's book Radio Pirates, the telefilm debuted on TV One on 27 July 2014. It was nominated for a Moa Award for Best TV Feature.

I've got no personal connection with Radio Hauraki, but I do have an interest in pirates. As soon as the producer told me it was about pirates, I was interested.
– Director Charlie Haskell

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Availability

Available to watch in full length on TVNZ OnDemand here for a limited time (NZ only)

Available to purchase on DVD at retail stores throughout NZ.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air