Eddie Martin’s fourth film Have You Seen the Listers? has struck a chord with its subject. Anthony Lister, renowned street artist, has given the film his blessing after getting “quite emotional” on his first viewing.

The film relates how the Brisbane City Council encouraged the then 19-year-old to paint dozens of the city’s traffic signal boxes in 1999. In 2014, the council took Lister – by now earning tens of thousands of dollars per piece and with his works hanging in the National Gallery of Australia – to court on graffiti-related charges.

Director Martin states “essentially it is the story of a young father and his family set in the world of art”.

Have You Seen the Listers? will have it’s world premier at the Melbourne International Film Festival later this year.

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