This was a great Afterglow documentary project, working with Pete O’Doherty and brother Reg Mombasa and enjoying their music and art. Mental as Anything still rocks and current band Dog Trumpet’s still playing at venues near you!
Apart from their rich creative lives, Reg and Pete are genuinely good people. Humble, humorous, kind, quick to point out the ridiculousness of the world, sharp-witted … we should clone them. Thank you again, New Zealand, for giving us the O’Doherty brothers.
In every respect shooting, writing and editing this documentary wasn’t easy – nothing’s easy – but it just worked out beautifully. A privilege to choose from not only their back catalogue of music but to use footage from their hilarious video clips. Sometimes you just don’t want projects to ever finish.