Narrated by The Topp Twins, this tale is part of bestselling children’s special The Underwatermelon Man and Other Unreasonable Rhymes. Directed and written by Fane Flaws, the so-called ‘video album’ was the first of its kind made in New Zealand. One of 25 tracks on the album, 'The Eccentric Instrumentalist' features a buxom tuba player — not beyond a rendition of 'Smoke on the Water'. She indulges her instrument, particularly by taking it for walks in a pram. The full Underwatermelon Man epic can also be watched on NZ On Screen.
Look at her coming through that gate there. Yeah, bringing her little tuba home. Aww, she's got a rattle on today with that pram.– The Topp Twins
Made in association with NZ On Air and the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission
Music by Bend (Fane Flaws and Peter Dasent)