WELLINGTON SCENES 1917 - 1922 excerpts
Glimpses of Wellington around Island Bay, Evans Bay, Lyall Bay and Moa Point, followed by Wellington city scenes, the cable car and Skyline Restaurant in Kelburn.
TE ARO SCHOOL CENTENARY APRIL 22ND TO 25TH 1955
Filmed by former student and amateur filmmaker, Wally Knowles on his 9.5mm camera. One thousand past and present students attended the occasion, which concluded with the oldest ex-pupil, Mrs Wilson (who started at Te Aro on 1874) cutting the commemorative cake. The following day, ANZAC day, commemorative Church services were held followed by a procession of ex-servicemen and women up Willis Street to Aro St War Memorial.
A COLOUR BOX, 1935
Former Aro Valley resident, Len Lye produced the world’s first direct film - made without a camera. The film won a Special Prize at the Brussels International Film Festival in 1935.
NOTES ON A NEW ZEALAND CITY, 1971, excerpt
Economist, Bill Sutch talks about the social implications of the motorway. Written and directed by Paul Maunder. A National Film Unit production for the Ministry of Works.
CLOSE UP. UTU: BLERTA TO BIG TIME,1983, excerpt
Geoff Murphy, Bruno Lawrence and others discuss the early BLERTA shows, and life on the road. Television New Zealand.
GOODBYE PORK PIE, 1981
This popular feature film, tells the story of two young in a yellow mini, on the run from police. This sequence was set at Mickey Mouse Motors in Aro Street. Produced by Nigel Hutchinson and Geoff Murphy.
HOMETOWN BOOMTOWN, 1983 excerpt
A documentary on Wellington’s architectural destruction during the 1970s and 80s. . This sequence shows the construction of Aro Park by locals who rip up the asphalt and begin planting trees. Plumb Productions.
THE GULLY-ITES, 1993 excerpt
A documentary on Holloway Road, residents discuss the old days; the five shops that once operated in the street, the war years, schooling and entertainment. David Lange pays a visit to 107 year old Pop Swensson. Aires Productions.
A television item marking the twentieth anniversary of the Progressive Youth Movement, with members reflecting on their involvement during the era of the Holyoake government and Vietnam war. Followed by an interview with Russell Campbell, director of Rebels in Retrospect, Vanguard Films. TV3.
MEDIA TELEVISION: 22/05/99 excerpt
Barry Thomas, Managing Director of Yeti Productions; talks about rADz, “Radical Art Ads”, short Haiku films that are ads that don’t sell anything.
WELLINGTON MOTORWAY 1999
The camera follows the path of the proposed motorway extension and through the communities and homes of those it will affect. Producer/Director Johanna Sanders.
GORDON CROOK: A LIFE OF ART, 2011, excerpt,
The artist Gordon Crook invites us into the worlds that inspire him, from the metaphysical to the natural. Director Clare O'Leary, producer Glenis Giles.
ONE NEWS. 20/12/2003
Heritage groups have lost a High Court bid to save historic buildings threatened by Wellington's planned inner city by-pass. Interviews with Fraser McInnes (Bar Bodega); Caro Henckels (Campaign for a Better City); Alick Shaw (Wellington's Deputy Mayor).TVNZ.
RON BARBER AND GRANT TILLY EXHIBITION OPENING, ca 2005
Exhibition opening at Ron’s Gallery, filmed by Jonny Morris.
KISSY KISSY, 2007 excerpt
“Audiences will have no trouble relating to the strained relationships and sincere, unrequited longing at the heart of this engaging new feature from talented local filmmaking duo Elric Kane and Alexander Greenhough. Twenty-something Geoff is trying to make a film, but mostly he mooches in Aro Street video store and tries to rebuff the affections of his devoted co-worker Sally”.
CAMPBELL WALKER IS A FRIEND OF MINE - THE ARO VALLEY DIGITAL CINEMA MOVEMENT 2010, excerpts
A documentary on the DIY digital film making scene in Wellington that has arisen from the late 1990’s and become particularly established in the first decade since 2000. Dick Whyte, George Rose, Campbell Walker, and director Elric Kane discuss the film movement.
SISTERS FROM SIBERIA, 2009, excerpt
In 2006, Wellington City Councillor Stephanie Cook succeeds, after some difficulty, in adopting two sisters from a children's home in Siberia. Katya is nine and Nadya four when they arrive to start a new life in the suburb of Aro Valley.This extract sees the children arrive in Holloway Road, where many of Stephanie’s friends and neighbors are there to meet them. Sisters from Siberia was written, produced, directed, shot and edited by Dr Russell Campbell for Vanguard Films.
FROM HERE ON IN, 2008
Children at a Aro Valley School Holiday programme explain about how they would like the Aro Valley to look in the future. Filmmaker, Barry Thomas initiated the project, working with the children to make the short film, using animation techniques. Script, music,,camera and editing by Barry Thomas.