At the pre-launch reception I met a couple who’d travelled all the way from the Bay of Islands to see the film and a woman from Taupo. When I asked them why they were there they said because they found the whole notion of the film to be ‘whacky’ and wanted to see for themselves what all the fuss was about. I sought them out afterwards and they were effervescing with excitement. They described the film as ‘inspirational’ and a ‘must see’. That was the general feeling of an elated audience as they made their ways home to spread the word that this is one of the best documentaries to come out of New Zealand in a long time.
I think the description of the film that most resonated with me was that it exemplifies the Kiwi ingenuity for building something from nothing. It shows that the ‘number 8 fencing wire spirit’ lasts a lifetime. Here's a group of charming, quirky, individuals brought together under the inspirational leadership of their visionary manager Billie Jordan who have demonstrated they could reach their seemingly impossible dream of performing at the World Hip Hop Champs in Las Vegas. What a story.
You get your chance to see for yourselves when the film goes on general release tomorrow 25th September which is also DDBugz 69th birthday so give her a big shout out by liking this blog.