He grew up on a diet of television and noodles, says Australian graffiti artist Anthony Lister. His father only did martial arts and had no time for the family. When the city of Brisbane organised a competition to spruce up the control boxes for traffic lights, Lister submitted a plan. He landed the commission, and the madcap sprayer turned into a world famous artist. 'Brizzy Banksy' was the headline in one local paper.
The unique element of this biopic is that Lister always had a camera with him, so viewers get to see the high and low points first hand. He married his first great love, had children, moved to New York and became even more famous. The tragedy is that he developed the same obsession for work that once drove his father out of the house. Then came drugs and divorce and he didn’t see his three children anymore.
 

Filmmaker
Eddie Martin
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Australia
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
86’
Language
English
Producer
Eddie Martin, Sarah Shaw
Production Company
Carver Films
Sales
Dogwoof
Cinematography
Simon J. Walsh
Editor
Johanna Scott
Sound Design
Robert Mackenzie
Music
Jemma Burns