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:
“The idea for 'Fritters' came from a colourful old lady I once knew. She had a bus stop directly outside her house and would make mussel fritters for the passing bus drivers. She made many friends this way and it gave her a sense connection and community.
K Road to me has always had this feeling. Whenever I'm there it feels as though we all belong to the strip whatever our background and differences. The idea was to bring together two completely contrasting characters who experience a connection in a moment of shared recognition - this to me is what K Road is all about.
Something wonderful happened at the screening when a homeless man turned up and watched the film and ate heaps of fritters. It was awesome and reflected the connection we set out to portray on screen.”