K' Rd Stories cracks open the surface of life on Karangahape Road, revealing diverse cultures and unique voices.
Set on New Zealand’s most iconic street this collection of short films - by some of New Zealand’s most creative filmmakers - explores the uncommon, the contrasting, and the crazy.
The films premiered along an innovative screening trail on Karangahape Road in conjunction with First Thursdays on December 3rd, 2015. K Rd Stories sneaks a peek at the people and places that make this neighbourhood so infamous - and so beloved.
What’s your K Rd Story?
Read the stories and contribute your own:
“I remember walking down Karangahape Rd with my parents and being a bit scared of the bright lights and bright people. As an adult I worked in hospitality and got to know a lot of the K'Rd staff. It became the go-to place to hang after a night's work of bartending in the city.
It was important to me to make AROHA true for the K'Rd community who live and breathe it every day. I decided to write a story about ‘aroha’ - or love - as that was something that I knew about. Then I wanted to bring a real K'Rd person into the mix of the film. Boom - enter Ramon Te Wake who stars as Jade.
Aroha is a love story between two souls. It shows the audience that regardless of appearance, colour, or religion, when a connection is made, aroha has no boundaries. And it can happen to everyone...you just have to let go and allow aroha in.”