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K’ Road Chronicles take top prize at NZ Web Fest Awards

Magnetic Pictures is thrilled to announce the resounding success of its factual series, “K’ Road Chronicles,” Season 3 of which secured the prestigious title of Best Factual Series at the 2023 NZ Web Fest Awards.

This insightful and compelling series, hosted by journalist Six, has not only garnered local acclaim but has also been selected for two major international web festivals. “K’ Road Chronicles” has earned its place at the acclaimed die Seriale in Germany and the Rio Web Fest, highlighting the series’ global resonance and significance.

The series, funded by NZ On Air and showcased on Stuff, has captivated audiences with its unflinching portrayal of the homeless and impoverished communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. “K’ Road Chronicles” serves as an ongoing voice for those on the margins, shedding light on their stories and offering a platform for the often overlooked narratives of hope, resilience, and inspiration. The series shares deeply personal stories of strength and perseverance while casting a critical eye on overlooked issues.

Host Six brings a unique perspective rooted in her own experiences of homelessness on Auckland’s iconic Karangahape Road, fostering trust and allowing individuals within the community to share their poignant, often life-changing stories.

In this third season, in addition to stories of homelessness, K’ Road Chronicles goes even deeper, bringing forth informative, surprising, touching, and captivating story subjects such as of the loss of a parent, drug addiction, child sexual abuse, food inequality, reconnection with whānau, and coming our transgender.

The series’ commitment to powerful storytelling remains unwavering as the series continues to shed light on the realities faced by vulnerable communities. The success of “K’ Road Chronicles” not only celebrates a triumph in storytelling but also stands as a testament to the power of media in driving essential conversations and advocating for societal change.

Series producer and co-founder of Magnetic Pictures Brian Holland says “we’re absolutely thrilled to receive recognition for this important series both locally and internationally as well. Our stories are a privilege to tell.

We’d also like to thank NZ Feb Fest Director Keith Barclay for his support for the series over the past few years”. Adds Six, “This is a celebration of grass roots production. Today is an opportunity to celebrate all content creators and take a moment to reflect on the value we give to society. Thank you to all my peers, colleagues and comrades in arms. None of us do this to make money. We do it to make a difference”.

NZ Web Fest’s Keith Barclay says “K’ Road Chronicles was a winner at our last in-person awards event in 2019, so it was a pleasure to welcome it back and see it win again in 2023. Congratulations to the team at Magnetic Pictures for continuing to support such important mahi in the factual space. We can’t wait to see what’s next for Six and her team.”


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