lol, bring in an Archbishop to meditate? What’s he gonna do? Move the gangs to different parishes and pretend it didn’t happen?
— Dav Waldron (@Shiminay) February 9, 2016
Director Tom Gould’s portrait of the outwardly intimidating Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt – one of the few Pākehā veterans of New Zealand’s largest and most notorious street gang – the Napier/Hastings Mongrel Mob.
Inside Brandt’s heavily tatted cover lies an unexpected book, to wit:
From being admitted to a mental institution at the age of 14, escaping and living a life of Mongrelism, Martyka’s life drastically changed as he began to raise his own family, later becoming a solo father raising 10 children through welfare and foster care.