Roger Shepherd talks to Chris Knox - part 1
is a musician, film critic and cartoonist. His music career began with legendary Dunedin punk band The Enemy, followed by post-punk heroes Toy Love
, then the Tall Dwarfs
and his own solo work.
Knox has appeared as a film reviewer on arts TV shows The Edge
, and hosted the series The New Artland
. He is also the man behind the long-running Max Media cartoon strip in the NZ Herald
. Knox has also hosted an Intrepid Journey
As a singer-songwriter and music video director, Knox is known as a pioneer of lo-tech, DIY classics.
For this special two-part ScreenTalk interview, Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd chats with Knox about his life and career. The pair discuss:
- Knox's early love of film and how he first got into filmmaking
- The first footage of The Enemy, shot by cameraman Peter Janes
- Making the Toy Love video Squeeze
- Making the later Toy Love videos Rebel and Don't Ask Me
Part two of this interview can be found here
, where Knox talks about moving into making his own videos, being a TV film reviewer and presenter, and Max Media.
This video is available on YouTube
for distribution via a Creative Commons licence
Credits: Interview by Roger Shepherd, directed by Clare O'Leary. Camera and editing by Leo Guerchmann.