SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out
New Zealand’s biggest band reveal their untold story of ambition and creative vulnerability.
Harnessing the fighting spirit of the rugby field, SIX60 transformed a desire to win into musical domination previously unseen in Aotearoa. This feature documentary, by Julia Parnell, captures the band as they’ve never been seen before.
From humble beginnings to becoming the first and only Kiwi act to headline New Zealand’s biggest stadium reserved for the world’s mega-stars, no musical act has ever garnered such a deep connection with fans as SIX60.
Arising from the rugby field to drop their music on Facebook, within a year SIX60 were winning awards and confounding the music industry with their unprecedented ascent. But reviewers scoffed, labelling their music ‘BBQ Reggae’ and ‘never quite brown enough sounds’. Criticism compounds on young male egos, putting the band on a collision course with each other.
When a Dunedin gig causes a life-changing injury, 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, a unique Kiwi sense of humour and never before seen vision of the band as students in Dunedin, the film reveals a group of men who must confront the true cost of never giving up.
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 Camera: ARRI