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Watch The Chills' Long Lost Video For 'Rolling Moon'

Watch The Chills' Long Lost Video For 'Rolling Moon'

C.C. / Tuesday 21st April, 2020 9:37AM

Despite its many inconveniences (for a crucial cause), Aotearoa's Level 4 lockdown seems to be a great time for artists to dig deep into the archives for buried treasure. Cameraman / director Peter Janes struck gold while sourcing material for Julia Parnell's must-see recent documentary The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps, unearthing footage shot in 1982 for their hands down classic single 'Rolling Moon'. Originally recorded at Pilots Bay in Dunedin, Janes edited together the video during the lockdown period and has at last made it available online for the world to enjoy. Thirty eight years after it was first filmed, the long lost clip for 'Rolling Moon' is a luminous document of a near mythical time, Martin Phillipps opened up about the origins of the video...

"Something special for all you Chills fans as legendary New Zealand cameraman / director Peter Janes has used lockdown time to edit together the long-lost 'Rolling Moon' footage into a clip. The result of the 1982 shoot at Pilots Bay, Dunedin were originally deemed largely too dark for use and then the film was lost for over three decades and only recently discovered in time for a tiny piece of it to be included in the documentary 'The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps'. But now we finally have a promo clip for our first 7" single from 1982. Drummer Martyn Bull was too sick on the day to come out to where we filmed the clip so we had to go ahead without him. It's such a shame. Enjoy!'

Peter Janes reflected on his video's epic creative journey: "I’m sorry it took so long, it’s amazing it surfaced at all. The footage has been in various, attics, stables, and garages for almost forty years. I really must speed up my post production efforts. Sorry Martin. I shot these clips for the joy if it really"


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