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In this episode, Dan and Dwayne are 'two lovable hustlers with an entrepreneurial spirit trying to scratch a living on the fringes of K Road'. The pair try to gain entry to the Las Vegas strip club, set up a pop-up tinny shop, and find a girlfriend

In this episode, Dan and Dwayne are 'two lovable hustlers with an entrepreneurial spirit trying to scratch a living on the fringes of K Road'. The pair try to gain entry to the Las Vegas strip club, set up a pop-up tinny shop, and find a girlfriend

Uapoifalemalu

Our aunties, mothers, grandmothers - our tinā. The women around us: they raise us, they nurture us, they teach us, they care for us and care for each other.

Our aunties, mothers, grandmothers - our tinā. The women around us: they raise us, they nurture us, they teach us, they care for us and care for each other.

Closed

A woman running an Auckland laundromat finds herself accosted by a drug addict. A frustrated customer struggles with a machine that is out of order and ruining her expensive clothes. Somewhere across the city police are on their way to a drug bust.

A woman running an Auckland laundromat finds herself accosted by a drug addict. A frustrated customer struggles with a machine that is out of order and ruining her expensive clothes. Somewhere across the city police are on their way to a drug bust.

The Paselode Story

Wellington rockers Paselode certainly weren't the first band to conquer, argue, then combust; but this film offers an unusual view on the group's internal dynamics. Inspired by the legendary Creature Comforts films by Aardman Animation.

Wellington rockers Paselode certainly weren't the first band to conquer, argue, then combust; but this film offers an unusual view on the group's internal dynamics. Inspired by the legendary Creature Comforts films by Aardman Animation.

Disorder

An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.

An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.

The Event

Waking up with a vicious hangover after a big night out, Seff wanders Karangahape Road in need of keys to get into his house. Seeking only his flatmate and a flat white, Seff finds himself harassed by all about a lewd act he has no memory of.

Waking up with a vicious hangover after a big night out, Seff wanders Karangahape Road in need of keys to get into his house. Seeking only his flatmate and a flat white, Seff finds himself harassed by all about a lewd act he has no memory of.

Put Your Hands Together, Please

Jane Sherning Warren's satirical portrait of the artist as a young woman was one of a series of short films exploring life on the colourful K Road strip.

Jane Sherning Warren's satirical portrait of the artist as a young woman was one of a series of short films exploring life on the colourful K Road strip.

Broke

A light take on unfortunate circumstances, Broke offers the simple story of a not-so-simple mission to buy milk. Armed with only the meagre change he can scrape from his messy apartment, Billy is affronted by a homeless man asking for spare coins.

A light take on unfortunate circumstances, Broke offers the simple story of a not-so-simple mission to buy milk. Armed with only the meagre change he can scrape from his messy apartment, Billy is affronted by a homeless man asking for spare coins.

Foodie

Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his traditional Chinese restaurant.

Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his traditional Chinese restaurant.

Aroha

This episode is billed as a "love story that's not as simple as boy meets girl". Aroha begins with Jade being stood up at a bar on the iconic strip, before being consoled by a bartender.

This episode is billed as a "love story that's not as simple as boy meets girl". Aroha begins with Jade being stood up at a bar on the iconic strip, before being consoled by a bartender.

Sugar Hit

A trio of mysteriously bloody and bruised women order tea in a cafe in Auckland's St Kevin's Arcade. The sugar debate gets a K Road twist as they talk boobs, revenge porn, and wonder if the sugar bowl has drugs hidden in it.

A trio of mysteriously bloody and bruised women order tea in a cafe in Auckland's St Kevin's Arcade. The sugar debate gets a K Road twist as they talk boobs, revenge porn, and wonder if the sugar bowl has drugs hidden in it.

Bloom

A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?

A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?

Shoes

Shoes is a refugee's story told with rhythm and shoes. A woman seeking shelter in a new country arrives at a railway station troubled by turbulent thoughts of her past.

Shoes is a refugee's story told with rhythm and shoes. A woman seeking shelter in a new country arrives at a railway station troubled by turbulent thoughts of her past.

Suni Man

In this 2012 short film, young Samoan Kiwi Suni (Beulah Koale) has to choose between his family - and its traditional values - and gang life. His wayward cousin pressures him towards the gang. Suni Man is inspired by a true story.

In this 2012 short film, young Samoan Kiwi Suni (Beulah Koale) has to choose between his family - and its traditional values - and gang life. His wayward cousin pressures him towards the gang. Suni Man is inspired by a true story.

The Grocer's Apprentice

Biscuits dance, food flies, dead chickens walk ... come closing time, the shelves of a dairy come to life. Four years in the making, this showcase of stop motion effects is based loosely on a classic poem by Goethe.

Biscuits dance, food flies, dead chickens walk ... come closing time, the shelves of a dairy come to life. Four years in the making, this showcase of stop motion effects is based loosely on a classic poem by Goethe.

Olives

Lala Rolls wrote and directed this short film, which gives a view of family life from a child's perspective. A young girl is disturbed from sleep by the sound of adults arguing. She tries to shut out this grown-up world by pretending to be "adult".

Lala Rolls wrote and directed this short film, which gives a view of family life from a child's perspective. A young girl is disturbed from sleep by the sound of adults arguing. She tries to shut out this grown-up world by pretending to be "adult".

Time for Change

The adage that in a long-term relationship things can get a little like clockwork is given a twist in Time for Change. A simmering feud between two wooden figurines on the town clock of an Austrian village, comes to a head with unexpected results.

The adage that in a long-term relationship things can get a little like clockwork is given a twist in Time for Change. A simmering feud between two wooden figurines on the town clock of an Austrian village, comes to a head with unexpected results.

Noise Control

This Simmonds Brothers short film tells tells the real-life story of a kindergarten's beloved but ill-fated rooster. The early-rising cockerel's waking up of the neighbourhood sees complaints made to the council. The 2001 shooting made national news.

This Simmonds Brothers short film tells tells the real-life story of a kindergarten's beloved but ill-fated rooster. The early-rising cockerel's waking up of the neighbourhood sees complaints made to the council. The 2001 shooting made national news.

Fract

A teenage outcast discovers the cast on her broken arm can be a way to make new friends.

A teenage outcast discovers the cast on her broken arm can be a way to make new friends.

Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game

Armed with his trusty ray gun and protected by his pith helmet, Lord Broadforce's exotic species search on an alien planet is going swimmingly - until the dame gets colonial angst.

Armed with his trusty ray gun and protected by his pith helmet, Lord Broadforce's exotic species search on an alien planet is going swimmingly - until the dame gets colonial angst.

Moving

In the wake of a painful break up a group of friends band together to help the former couple move out of their old room.

In the wake of a painful break up a group of friends band together to help the former couple move out of their old room.

First Contact

This live-action CGI short attempts to find the answer as to why UFO sightings have been in decline recently. The film was made by students in the 3D Productions course that director James Cunningham teaches at Media Design School.

This live-action CGI short attempts to find the answer as to why UFO sightings have been in decline recently. The film was made by students in the 3D Productions course that director James Cunningham teaches at Media Design School.

ANNA

Anna is a young woman on the Autism spectrum. When someone takes her seat on the bus, she must cope with this unexpected change in her routine.

Anna is a young woman on the Autism spectrum. When someone takes her seat on the bus, she must cope with this unexpected change in her routine.

Pearl, Florrie and The Bull

On an evening stroll in 1996, two elderly Paekakariki twins suddenly encountered a ropey bull. Using an audio recording in which Pearl Mills retells the experience, the Simmonds Brothers utilise animation to bring the whole homely tale to life.

On an evening stroll in 1996, two elderly Paekakariki twins suddenly encountered a ropey bull. Using an audio recording in which Pearl Mills retells the experience, the Simmonds Brothers utilise animation to bring the whole homely tale to life.

I Am Waru

A solo father is driven by his dark past to find an alternative way of parenting and discovers an answer in his Māori roots.

A solo father is driven by his dark past to find an alternative way of parenting and discovers an answer in his Māori roots.

Tamaloa

A New Zealand-born Samoan professional rugby player reflects on what truly shaped him to be the man and father he is today while living on the other side of the world with his young family.

A New Zealand-born Samoan professional rugby player reflects on what truly shaped him to be the man and father he is today while living on the other side of the world with his young family.

Wait

This award winning short film tells the story of a Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand that is at the point of breaking apart.

This award winning short film tells the story of a Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand that is at the point of breaking apart.

Break In The Weather

Jamie unexpectedly finds herself being the live-in nurse for the person she despises most – her father. Can the pop hits of the 90s help her overcome the betrayal from her past?

Jamie unexpectedly finds herself being the live-in nurse for the person she despises most – her father. Can the pop hits of the 90s help her overcome the betrayal from her past?

Sons of Blackbird

As history trickles down the bloodlines and onto the production line, spoken word poem Blackbird speaks to the struggles of the minimum wage labour. Written by Lastman Sooula and Onehou Strickland and directed by Onehou Strickland.

As history trickles down the bloodlines and onto the production line, spoken word poem Blackbird speaks to the struggles of the minimum wage labour. Written by Lastman Sooula and Onehou Strickland and directed by Onehou Strickland.

The Social

Finn, desperate to escape his nightmarish school disco, finds an unlikely safe-haven in the boys' bathroom. When confronted with harsh reality he is forced to make a heart-breaking sacrifice. Directed by Conor Bowden, produced by Liv McClymont.

Finn, desperate to escape his nightmarish school disco, finds an unlikely safe-haven in the boys' bathroom. When confronted with harsh reality he is forced to make a heart-breaking sacrifice. Directed by Conor Bowden, produced by Liv McClymont.

A Load of Trouble

Kicking off in an inner city laundromat, this K' Rd Story travels strange places indeed. An unassuming man is going about the business of getting some clothes washed, when he realises that his clothes have disappeared mid cycle.

Kicking off in an inner city laundromat, this K' Rd Story travels strange places indeed. An unassuming man is going about the business of getting some clothes washed, when he realises that his clothes have disappeared mid cycle.

Das Tub

Das Tub kickstarted an award-winning run of CGI short films for Media Design School students working under their 3D animation tutor James Cunningham. Part live-action, part CGI, its tale of a German U-boat crew pays homage to classic Das Boot.

Das Tub kickstarted an award-winning run of CGI short films for Media Design School students working under their 3D animation tutor James Cunningham. Part live-action, part CGI, its tale of a German U-boat crew pays homage to classic Das Boot.

2D Love

A young Kiwi fed up with dating falls in love with a two-dimensional character from his favourite anime show. Written and directed by Abigail Egden, produced by Gemma Knight.

A young Kiwi fed up with dating falls in love with a two-dimensional character from his favourite anime show. Written and directed by Abigail Egden, produced by Gemma Knight.

Accidents, Blunders, and Calamities

This morbidly funny short, made by students of Auckland's Media Design School, depicts the demise of 26 alphabetical and animated animals at the hands of nature's greatest enemy - the human. The film won acclaim at festivals worldwide.

This morbidly funny short, made by students of Auckland's Media Design School, depicts the demise of 26 alphabetical and animated animals at the hands of nature's greatest enemy - the human. The film won acclaim at festivals worldwide.

Have You Tried, Maybe, Not Worrying?

This 2016 short film follows a young woman (Florence Noble, from The Jaquie Brown Diaries) as she deals with debilitating panic attacks. On a road trip to a beach party, a friend (Jordan Vaha’akolo) sympathises with her struggles.

This 2016 short film follows a young woman (Florence Noble, from The Jaquie Brown Diaries) as she deals with debilitating panic attacks. On a road trip to a beach party, a friend (Jordan Vaha’akolo) sympathises with her struggles.

Repugnant

Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.

Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.

Escargore

The kitchen might seem an ordinary place to most, but if you're a snail like the ones in this short film, untold horrors await. When five snails accidentally find themselves in a salad, they must embark on a great escape.

The kitchen might seem an ordinary place to most, but if you're a snail like the ones in this short film, untold horrors await. When five snails accidentally find themselves in a salad, they must embark on a great escape.

800 Lunches

When a seven-year-old new migrant is ostracised at school for his homeland-style lunches, he chooses to eat alone - and starts to resent his mother's cooking. Written and directed by Bala Murali Shingade, produced by Ankita Singh.

When a seven-year-old new migrant is ostracised at school for his homeland-style lunches, he chooses to eat alone - and starts to resent his mother's cooking. Written and directed by Bala Murali Shingade, produced by Ankita Singh.

Super Special

In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself. Written by Ruby Solly and Ashley Williams. Directed by Ashley Williams and produced by Isaac Te

In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself. Written by Ruby Solly and Ashley Williams. Directed by Ashley Williams and produced by Isaac Te

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