Global Premiere

Our latest short film is ready to be seen and on Tuesday 30th November we are hosting an online webinar to premiere the film, hear from the actors and the director. “The Echo Made Me Smile” captures a collection of devised performances from a 25 strong cast of elders exploring the theme of Belonging.

Screen Play

A project to support older people to connect, create, play and develop from the comfort and safety of their own home.

Moving from the stage to film


Our tenant drama group has begun a years focus on film. Following three successful devised performances the group was up for a new challenge, learning how to work in front and behind the camera. They’ll be supported to create their first short film which will premiere for the wider tenant community in December.

Empathy and Understanding – Film Project

Following the success of our social housing radio drama project in partnership with Radio New Zealand, we are continuing to explore themes of diversity: celebrating and embracing difference with social housing tenants in a new film project supported by City Housing and the Office of Ethnic Communities.

‘Those Who Care’ Film Project

Those who care2We are working in partnership with Ryman Healthcare to create a short documentary style film with staff exploring, from their perspectives, the intimate relationship between caregiver and patient. A relationship dictated by necessity, complicated by cultural, ethnic and religious difference, but so often deeply compassionate.

He Aha Te Utu – Film

ww1oneLast year we successfully toured our devised theatre production ‘He Aha Te Utu’ a play that explored the role of women in WW1. Now go behind the scenes with this short documentary. Hear from the women involved in the project and the creative directors. Click here to watch. Many thanks to Duncan Brown at Vertical Studios for your generous support!

Filming Begins

IMG_9871Filming has begun on our “Transitions” film project. We’ve been capturing unique and diverse stories about the experience of transitioning into an aged care environment and how families navigate and experience this time of change.

“Transitions” Film Project

RymanWe are delighted to be partnering once again with Ryman Healthcare on a 2nd short film project, this time engaging not only Residents but families as well. Similar to our first film project “Facing Change” we explore the often challenging time of transition from independent living or family care into an aged care facility.

Facing Change Premiere

There was no red carpet, but there was plenty to celebrate at the premiere screening of ‘Facing Change,’ a moving 11 minute short film, created by our participants and exploring the transition into a retirement facility.  Participants, their friends and family, along with residents, staff and management of Rita Angus and Ryman Healthcare enjoyed speeches, wine and food and a wonderful film.  It was a very special evening. To watch online click here.

Filming Begins at Rita Angus

The participants in our Rita Angus Film Project got put through there paces on the weekend as we launched into the filming phase of this project.  Luckily the weather was good to us! The Film will premiere at Rita Angus on October 24th.  Watch this space for a web link to the finished film – working title “New Haven!”