TILL THE LIGHTS GO OUT

By Julia PARNELL

NOTABLE PICTURES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2020

A meteoric underground rise transformed rugby-playing students into SIX60, Kiwi music icons reaching a scale previously unseen in New Zealand. Now they must rise up and prove they’re worthy of their stage.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julia PARNELL
    • Synopsis
    • In the history of New Zealand, no musical act has ever garnered such a deep connection with fans as SIX60. From humble beginnings to becoming the first and only Kiwi act to headline Auckland’s biggest stadium reserved for the world’s mega-stars, their incredible story rewrites the history of Aotearoa’s rich musical legacy.

      Born within student culture at University, their music spread on Facebook and within a year the band were winning awards and confounding the music industry with their instant rise. But reviewers scoffed - calling their music ‘never quite brown enough sounds’. Racist critics compound on young male egos struggling to break internationally, and when the story takes a tragic turn, everything has to change as the band are forced to assess what they really stand for, and if they even have the goods to succeed.

      Woven with stunning vision of their record-breaking stadium concert, the film reveals an inspirational group of men who must draw from their backgrounds, accept their flaws and vow to never give up. This is the compelling story of five men maturing and coming to terms with themselves and each other as they set about forging their own path.