When we last caught up with photographer/filmmaker Tom Gould, he was set to open Two of a Kind, a dual exhibition at New York’s Klughaus gallery. Now, the New Zealand filmmaker presents his latest short film, Skin – a captivating profile of Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt – a member of the Mighty Mongrel Mob. The Mob are New Zealand’s largest and most notorious gang, comprised predominantly of Maori and Pacific Islanders, although Martyka is one of a handful of Pakeha (New Zealander of European descent) members. In the film, Martyka discusses his troublemaking youth, acceptance into the Mob, career as a champion race car driver and the changes his children have brought about in him as he gets older.
Definitely worth a watch.
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