Lachii is an hour-long continuous shot that follows a small boy as he goes on a bit of an adventure round a small farmlet next to the Porirua Stream. The creek is littered with half-buried treasures/domestic junk/heirlooms of industry. Lachii's is a timeless journey - in the same way that kids lose track of time when their imagination is truly engaged in something - building a dam - climbing a tree - playing "poison grass" - flicking bug-shells off a fence post... Filmed on the site of a derelict flourmill just off Willowbank Road, Tawa.
The screening of Lachii is accompanied by a live soundtrack performed by KAHU, alone with guitar and fx pedals. Tristan manages to create huge sweeping orchestral movements as a solo act - using layers of delay and and an e-bow - which he then introduces distant melodies and cataclysmic sweeping hurricanoes. It's amazing music to hear live - filling the entire space as if in a church - and then dropping back to hear all the distant subtle details that linger - a perfect soundtrack to Lachii's intrepid journey in the creek.
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