Shihad: Beautiful Machine (2012)

  • Documentary, Music
  • 1h 42m

Directed by:
Sam Peacocke

Kiwi rockers Shihad have been at the forefront of New Zealand music for over 20 years. Formed when the members were still at high school, their high-energy, high-octane rock electrified first the Wellington scene, then the global stage. This all-access documentary looks back on a journey that began when the band members were too young to even be in the venues they played, through their brushes with addiction and global fame, until the present where they remain one of the most hard-working and respected groups this side of the equator.

While a few of the stories have been cleaned up for a general audience, the band members are unerringly frank and honest about the impact the band has had on their personal lives, their health, their friendships and their sanity.

“You should see this film. It’s the best music documentary that will ever come out of New Zealand. It has grit and heart and soul…” – Simon Sweetman

Director

Sam Peacocke

Assoc. Producer

Grant Roa

Cinematographer

Ari Wegner

Cinematographer

Simon Baulfield

Editor

Cushla Dillon

Language

English

Country of Origin

New Zealand