ScreenTalk: Chris Knox

Roger Shepherd chats with Chris Knox.
In part two of a ScreenTalk interview, Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd chats with Chris Knox ab

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In part two of a ScreenTalk interview, Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd chats with Chris Knox about his life and career.  Knox talks about directing music videos, becoming a film reviewer and TV presenter and his long-running cartoon strip Max Media.

In part two of a ScreenTalk interview, Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd chats with Chris Knox about his life and career.  Knox talks about directing music videos, becoming a film reviewer and TV presenter and his long-running cartoon strip Max Media.

Chris Knox 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 Backch@t, 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 to India.

As a singer-songwriter and music video director, Knox is known as a pioneer of lo-fi, DIY classics.

In part two of the interview, they discuss:

• Knox moving from appearing in music videos to directing his own with the Tall Dwarfs’ Nothing’s Gonna Happen

• Making the video for the Tall Dwarfs’ Turning Brown and Torn in Two

• Making the video for his solo classic Not Given Lightly

• Becoming a film reviewer on TV arts shows The Edge and Backch@t

• Moving into television presenting, with an episode of Intrepid Journeys, and the series The New Artland

• Knox’s long-running cartoon strip Max Media

Related Links

Chris Knox ScreenTalk interview Part 1

TBI Music Month Q&A: Chris Knox

New Artland & Television Spaceman

Credits: Interview by Roger Shepherd, directed by Clare O’Leary. Camera and editing by Leo Guerchmann.NZ On Screen is the home of New Zealand screen content.

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The Big Idea Editor

4 Jun 2009

The Big Idea Editor Cathy Aronson is a journalist, photo journalist and digital editor.

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