Yes, That's Me (image 1)

Simple elegant shots of an artist plying his craft. A beautiful, relaxed but intense peek into studio life. Bravo!

Colin Morris, Slipped Disc

Screened as part of NZIFF 2008

Yes, That's Me 2007

Directed by Costa Botes

The music does the talking in Costa Botes' affectionate portrait of Dave Murphy, Wellington blues guitar legend.

52 minutes DigiBeta

Director, Editor

Producers

Carol Bean
,
Costa Botes

Photography

Carol Bean
,
Costa Botes
,
Barry Carter

Editor

Costa Botes

Sound

Robbie Duncan

Music

Dave Murphy

World Premiere

Paramount Theatre, 26 July 2008

"The blues is a music made by people who have struggled, have hard and true stories to tell and do so in a voice that is compelling. Dave Murphy, 35 years a journeyman on New Zealand's blues highway, is one of those characters and this film captures him at his essence: unadorned, honest and live as he records his long overdue debut album." — Graham Reid. "Yes, That's Me does the man, and especially his music, great justice. Botes is happy to include full and uninterrupted takes of Murphy doing what he does best - singing it as only he can, and picking at a selection of guitars with a casual virtuosity that would send a lot of the international acts back to their bedrooms to practice for a few more years. Yes, That's Me is a smart and affectionate biopic that knows to let the music do the talking. If you're a follower of New Zealand music, or a fan of traditional blues, then this film will be an hour well spent." — Graeme Tuckett