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Auckland On Screen

Abigail from Newmarket Primary School gets behind the camera.

EXIT Films.

Cinema has a rich history in Auckland. The first kiriata (film) ever shot in Auckland was made by WH Bartlett in 1898. He captured a band playing at the opening of the Auckland Industrial and Mining Exhibition. Auckland has been on screen ever since.

The theatre space in Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories features a series of tales as told by some very imaginative Auckland school children. Kids from all over Auckland were asked:

“If you could make a film set in Auckland what would it be about?”

Four of their stories were turned into films thanks to EXIT Films. Check out the full project below:

Meet the four young storytellers

Adventures on Waiheke

Name:
Abigail
Age:
10
School:
Newmarket Primary
Suburb:
Remuera
Favourite place in Auckland:
The Museum
Favourite food:
Pasta
Wish for a future Auckland:
Hoverboards

Biscuit Competing!

Name:
Monty
Age:
10
School:
Newmarket Primary
Suburb:
Grafton 
Favourite place in Auckland:
The Domain and the Museum
Favourite food to eat:
Pizza
Wish for a future Auckland:
Flying saucers and people with lasers

Magical Land in Nowhere

Name:
Novak
Age:
8 ½
School:
Milford School
Suburb:
Sunny Nook
Favourite place in Auckland:
The Zoo
Favourite food:
Serbian pie
Wish for a future Auckland:
I’d like to see more buildings and less pollution

Treasures of Tāmaki

Name:
Evie
Age:
10
School:
Churchill Park School
Suburb:
Glendowie
Favourite place in Auckland:
Saint Heliers Beach
Favourite food:
Dumplings
Wish for a future Auckland:
Lots of trees and less rain

Now it's your turn

Thanks to all the kids who shared their stories with us!

Share yours at #AucklandStories.