About this project One legendary street. Ten unexpected stories. Anything could happen.

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:
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Broke Written & Directed by James Solomon A young man's mission for milk leads to an awkward confrontation with a local drifter. WATCH NOW
Director's Quote

“I was completely broke living on K road (making music videos wasn’t really filling my pockets) and I did get punched in the face by an alcoholic (while filming a stop-motion robot).

The film started with these ideas. As it developed the subject of the film became how small moments can change your perception and direction, and a character who is talented and charismatic and because of this finds life too easy and doesn’t really choose a path. It’s a ‘coming of age’ film but about how our coming of age moments can be delayed until much later in life - especially if we choose not to grow up.

We staged our fight in the dodgy bit of K road by the bridge where I had my real fight a few years before. I did my directorial health and safety making sure the actors weren’t going to hurt themselves. Then as we started I had a sudden thought that our staged fight looked really real and I might need to run over if anyone else tried to get involved. I looked around for trouble and realised that the rough bars were closed and in the process of being renovated and that the clusters of P-heads and alchies I remembered were nowhere to be seen.

Change comes when you are not looking I guess.”

Behind the scenes
At the screening
Cast Billy Dan Veint Homeless Guy Bruce Hopkins Shopkeeper Emma Jeffrey Crew producer Morgan Leigh Stewart witer / director James Solomon director of photography Eoin O'Liddigh 1st assistant camera Richie Elworthy sound recordist Joel Brodrick art director Henric Matthiesen makeup artist Samantha Fernandes editor Chris Campbell
Full list of credits on IMDB here.