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Skin Short Film (Full Length) – 2014 Documentary

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Tom Gould’s short film documents the life of Martyka ‘Skin’ Brandt — Mongrel Mob gangster, speedway driver and devoted solo father to 10 children (four of his own, six fostered). Brandt was a rare Pākehā who joined the Mob in the 70s. His stereotype-defying life spans escaping from Sunnyside mental institution as a teen, violence and ‘Mongrelism’, then transformation via parenthood. NYC-based Kiwi Gould filmed Skin in Brandt’s Napier home. Skin won international attention as a Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, and selection in Dazed magazine’s ‘Doc X’ strand.

Key Cast & Crew

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Tom Gould

Writer, Editor, Camera, Director

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Aaron Lusitini

Composer

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Jordan Lusitini

Composer

My children, and bringing up my children, I'd have to say, saved me as a person.
– Martyka ‘Skin’ Brandt