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 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.”