Sheen of Gold
Director Simon Ogston
Editor Jason Pengelly
Sound Nick Roughan
Celebrating New Zealand Music Month with this documentary tribute to one of New Zealand’s most influential and eclectic rock bands of the 80s – The Skeptics.
“Director Simon Ogston (Rumble & Bang, Antarctic Angels) continues his excavation of underground Kiwi rock with this tribute to one of Flying Nun’s most disturbing acts – The Skeptics, also one of New Zealand’s most influential and eclectic rock bands of the 80s. Coming from humble beginnings as a Palmerston North high school band in the late 70s, The Skeptics transformed into a fearsome, volatile live act. Just as they were hitting the peak of their recording abilities working on the Amalgam album, front man David D’Ath discovered he had leukemia and, despite furiously fighting to complete and release the record, he sadly passed away before seeing the finished product. Sheen of Gold uses archival footage and interviews to tell the tale of musical innovators who have influenced New Zealand artists since.” — Flicks.co.nz