5 May 2024

Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair’s ode to farting wins NZ on Air Award

From Culture 101, 3:10 pm on 5 May 2024


Harry Sinclair and Don McGlashan

Harry Sinclair and Don McGlashan Photo: supplied

The 2024 NZ Children’s Music Awards have been announced with the NZ On Air Best Children’s Music Video awarded to a two minute ode to flatulence. 

‘Let it Out’ by Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair, featuring Tami Neilson,  is from the pair’s hit claymation TV series Kiri and Lou.

Other winners at the awards included  the Recorded Music NZ Best Children’s Music Artist award going to Claudia Robin Gunn and best song awards went to Levity Beet and Judi Cranston, and Steph Brown and Fen Ikner  

Designed for young children and lovingly made in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Kiri and Lou has involved the contribution of many beloved Aotearoa musicians and actors, including Neilson, Jermaine Clement and Marlon Williams. 

Hand-crafted in stop motion with creatures made of clay, in a forest of cut-out paper, the five minute episodes (available to watch on TVNZ Plus), follow the friendship of two prehistoric creatures and their adventures in the forest. 

The series was written and directed by Harry Sinclair and produced by New Zealand producer Fiona Copland

With three series and a BAFTA nomination under its belt, Kiri and Lou is now being turned into a feature film, due for completion in October.

Culture 101 's Mark Amery spoke to Harry Sinclair and Don McGlashan fresh from their NZ Children’s Music Awards win.