'Dawn Raid' Trailer: How a New Zealand Hip-Hop Label Broke America
"Our goal was to get our artists to America." Universal Group has unveiled an official US trailer for a music documentary film called Dawn Raid, made by Samoan-born New Zealand filmmaker Oscar Kightley. From the producers of McLaren and The Dead Lands, Dawn Raid charts the rise of Dawn Raid Entertainment and its two founders Andy Murnane and Brotha D - the unlikely duo behind some of New Zealand's biggest hip-hop and RnB artists including Savage, Mareko, Adeaze and Aaradhna. From humble beginnings selling t-shirts on the streets of South Auckland, Andy Murnane and Brotha D formed a legendary partnership that would defy the odds and become music royalty both at home and across the world. Following its release in New Zealand and Australia last year to critical acclaim, Dawn Raid, an unmissable watch for Hip Hop fans and gripping underdog story of how New Zealand’s first Hip Hop label became a success against all odds. "As emotional and wildly entertaining as any Hollywood rock n roll blockbuster." It looks like a must watch.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Oscar Kightley's doc Dawn Raid, direct from YouTube:
This is the extraordinary true story of acclaimed New Zealand music label Dawn Raid Entertainment and its two founders, Andy Murnane and Brotha D. From humble beginnings selling t-shirts on the streets of South Auckland, this unlikely duo formed a legendary partnership that would defy the odds and become music royalty both at home and across the world. Exploring the rifts, failure and betrayal that was buried beneath the glamour of the chart-topping hits, and the incredible musical legacy that was created in spite of this, Dawn Raid is an inspirational, heart pounding celebration of two friends who paved the way for a future generation of artists. Dawn Raid is directed by Samoan-born New Zealand actor / filmmaker Oscar Kightley, making his feature directorial debut after working on the "Super City" TV series previously and a few acting gigs. Produced by Leela Menon and Matthew Metcalfe. Universal will debut Kightley's Dawn Raid direct-to-VOD in the US starting January 11th, 2022 this month. For more info, visit the official site.