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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Fritters Written & Directed by Karyn Childs An overprotected boy escapes into the nightlife of K Road where a chance encounter gives him a taste of real freedom. WATCH NOW
Director's Quote

“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.”

Behind the scenes
At the screening
Cast Bag Lady Verity George Claude Nico Mu BJ Wattie the dog Claude's Mother Leela Menon Woman at bus stop Kerri Roggio Vomiting Guy Joe Lonie Bouncer David Mu Skateboarder Jamie Holmes Young Crew witer / director Karyn Childs producer Leela Menon 1st assistant director Ants Davies 2nd assistant director Miriam Emerson production assistant / runner Anthony Mitchell director of photography John Toon director of photography Ginny Loane 1st assistant camera Leigh Elford 1st assistant camera Kelly Chen 2nd assistant camera Any Lau 2nd assistant camera Joel Brodrick art director & stills photographer Tim Deynzer makeup artist & costume designer Lissy Turner original drawings Victoria Lee McNaughton Claude's schoolbook design Aidan Carter, Brennan Carter gaffer Gilly Lawrence gaffer Matt Kofoed key grip Oli Harris grip assistant Adi Harris sound recordist CJ Withey sound recordist Mike Westgate animal wrangler Donna Kofoed editor Kerri Roggio
Full list of credits on IMDB here.