We are producing a music video for the
Wellington punk band Ayn Randy. The video is for the song
Black Mould from their 2019 EP 'Talk Talk talk'. We are two Massey
University students who are very enthusiastic about music video as
a medium and genre in and of itself. The money raised will go
towards location fees, actors, transport and art department. We are
shooting on location in Porirua and hope to have the video complete
You can listen to the track here
Ayn Randy started out in 2015
with Tanya (Rogernomix) and Liz (Awkward Death, Hair Brainz)
jamming on bass and drums. TJ "Liz and I wanted to start something.
I wanted to play bass and was also going through a rough period and
Liz was like "come and do this". Liz: "It was winter and we didn't
have anything else to do."
The duo were joined by Bonnie (Poverty & Spit, Shock Futuro)
on guitar and Kitt on drums. After Liz and Kitt saw a documentary
(All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace) they came up with
the name Ayn Randy, a piss-take of libertarian philosopher Ayn
Liz: We were like texting the other band members at 5am in the
morning saying this name (Ayn Randy) is hilarious and no one really
TJ: I thought it was hilarious but I didn't actually know who
Ayn Rand was.
Liz: You were like as long it's not something political
TJ: And then it was but it was funny!
Liz: It's definitely a curse of a name because people always
want to ask us questions about it which we get sick of.
TJ: I just wanted something to be a bit more fun. I'm in
Rogernomix and lyrically that's a lot more politically driven and I
just wanted this to be a lot more loose and fun.
Ayn Randy's debut album was recorded at Scumbag College and
released at the Newtown Bowls Club on August 5, 2017.
In September Ayn Randy were approached to play an opening slot
for the sell-out dad-rock band Foo Fighters (and Weezer) on
February 3, 2018 at Mount Smart Stadium. NZ Herald: Local Band
Opening for Foo Fighters
(-Up The Punks,
Jerry Sauvao is an aspiring
filmmaker and screenwriter. Currently studying a Bachelor of
Creative Media Production at Massey University, the former musician
is interested in telling authentic, compelling stories with an
emphasis on empowering marginalised voices.
Isaac Nimmo is an aspiring
videographer and photographer studying a Bachelor of Communications
at Massey University in Wellington, majoring in Media Studies.
Isaac has a passion in music video production, focusing on genres
such as Hip Hop and R&B. Isaac ultimately wants to showcase the
flair in New Zealand video on a global scale, while adopting his
We are scheduled to shoot the video at Aotea Lagoon
on the minitrain. The music video will combine several classic
special effects elements and will be shot in one take. We decided
on the lagoon location as it invokes nostalgia for Wellingtonians
and then minitrain acts as a dolly track.
We are raising funds to help pay for location fees,
talent, art department (including confetti cannons and helium
baloons), transport and catering. We are hoping to release the
music video early November.