Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt – gang member, champion racecar driver and devoted solo father.
‘Skin’ documents the life of Martyka Brandt, a member of New Zealand’s largest and most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob. In a gang comprised predominantly of Māori and Pacific Islanders, Martyka was one of the few Pakeha members who joined the gang in the early ’70s.
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.
Filmed in Napier, New Zealand