Currently based in Vietnam, Martin Rumsby has an extensive career as a film-maker, writer, exhibitor and distributor.
"An anthropologist of the heart." —Mike Hoolboom
Since the mid-2010's he has produced a number of short diaristic works under the series title Manurewa Newsreel. Most of these document day to day encounters with people in Auckland (with a particular focus on the suburb of Manurewa). Latterly his work has focussed on scenes of people at work and leisure in his adopted home of Ho Chi Minh City. Other recent works make reference to canonical experimental film works from the North American avant garde or reprise small gauge film material shot in North America in the 1980s (I read the news today, 1987/2019).