The Fort

A short film exploring a strategic century old fort in Wellington. Hopefully in the future the fort can be restored, so it can be enjoyed by everyone, not just taggers, street artists and the occasional urban explorer. Advertisements

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Own The Sky

Flying back from my cousin’s (Claire Hamilton RIP) funeral in Christchurch, I felt obliged to shoot some footage out the window. Heavy turbulence leaving Christchurch (shaky cam) lead to beautiful views over the Southern Alps, Kaikoura coast, Cape Campbell, Cook Strait to end with a relatively soft landing in Wellington. RIP Claire…

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Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon, Nov 2005: A video capturing some scenes from Beirut back in 2005. Beginning from entering the city from the north [Tripoli], to where I was staying near the former “Green Line“-  the start point for the 2005 Beirut Marathon. The Green Line was a demarcation through central Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War [1975-1990]. It separated the […]

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Border Country

Turkey/Syria, Nov 2005: Hatay– Turkey’s southernmost province- has changed dramatically since my visit to the area in late 2005. Near the border town of Reyhanli there is a huge refugee camp for the thousands of Syrian’s who have managed to escape over the nearby border to safety- and other camps scattered throughout the province. Locals […]

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Qadisha

Lebanon, November 2005: Prior to traveling to the Middle East I had read William Dalrymple’s 1997 book “From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium. It was in these pages that I’d first heard about the Qadisha valley. The mystery of the place intrigued me, so I was determined to visit it […]

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Quarantined

This former quarantine station was first opened in 1872 for people arriving New Zealand with contagious diseases. The facilities were refurbished and extended in 1918-19 and were maintained in readiness until World War II (1939-45) but were little used. The accommodation blocks were used in both World War I and World War II to house […]

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