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?

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A Load Of Trouble Written & Directed by Grant Lahood A lonely man, on his weekly visit to the laundromat, goes on a strange voyage of discovery to solve one of the great mysteries of life. WATCH NOW
Director's Quote

“The starting point for this film was the location - Karangahape Road in general and the laundromat in particular.

There is something very intriguing about laundromats; a space where strangers are forced to wait together while their personal clothing tumbles around for all to see, as well as the very cinematic backdrop of rows of identical washing machines and dryers."

Behind the scenes
Cast The Man Peter Tait Laundromat Woman Kayleigh Haworth Boy at Washing Machine Ernie Lahood Op Shop Owner Jackie Clarke Op Shop Worker Willa Oliver Crew witer / director / editor Grant Lahood production manager Natalia Le Bas director of photography Matt Gerrand sound recordist Terry King camera assistant Cameron Betts lighting assistant Sara Guix art department Lisa Dunn
Andrea Gaia
Ernie Lahood
makeup artist Julie Clark stills photographer Ida Larsson music consultant Stan Lahood
Full list of credits on IMDB here.