Steve Vai and Cairo Knife Fight

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in News


RedYeti have just finished their latest work, an edgy and challenging music video for recent Foo Fighter’s support act, Cairo Knife Fight, described recently by the legendary Steve Vai as, “AMAZING. Very, very cool stuff. Like really cool…”

Tony Cowper, Label Manager at Liberation Music NZ adds “The team at RedYeti are tearing up the rule book and producing some great content at the moment. I’ve not seen such ambitious vision with their projects and grand production values in quite some time in this country.”

RedYeti have been up and running less than a year, but have produced some highly acclaimed films for the likes of Cairo Knife Fight, Head Like a Hole and Bic Runga – Bic’s film for ‘Hello, Hello’ described by FOUR’s Drew and Shannon as one of their videos of the year.

The RedYeti group of writers, producers and directors are not resting at music videos. “We’ve been writing material pretty much full time since our inception.” said Karl Lear. “Comedy series’, a drama series, a short film and a feature are all on the table at the moment. We’re working with some great ad agencies on television commercials and some interesting digital projects, while developing international collaborations at the same time. The office is a busy place right now.”

When asked about their recent work, producer Alex Lawson said, “We’re proud of the feedback we’re getting from all quarters for the originality and creativity of our work. With larger projects in pre-production it’s important to keep busy in the studio and post. Music video work is a lot of fun and a good opportunity to enjoy some creative freedom but with this team, we certainly have our sights set on larger projects.”

Producer Gareth Davies, a recent high-profile addition to the RedYeti group, concluded, “We’re working with some really talented writers and crew right now. Scott Reynolds for instance has recently come home from years of working on feature films in Hollywood, and I’m really enjoying the crackle in the air at some of our meetings, it’s exciting when you realise that something special is happening here.”