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Southside as bro

The other side of New Zealand not often talked about, ‘Southside as bro’ is a passionate documentary depicting three young adults growing up in South Auckland, New Zealand. They talk about what it is like living in South Auckland, the day-to-day troubles they are faced with and how they are trying to break the mound and the stigma associated with South Auckland, New Zealand.

As seen from their prospective, this film aims to capture the real side of a poor and neglected area of New Zealand, and the essence of the area and what it is like to live, work and study their.

Filmed on location in Manukau, South Auckland, New Zealand

  • David Sinfield
  • David Sinfield
  • David Sinfield
  • Marcos Steagall
    Key Cast
  • Talta Tolutau
    Key Cast
  • Nathaniel Tohovaka
    Key Cast
  • Samuel Evans
    Key Cast
  • Jason Khun
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 NZD
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital super 16 (Blackmagic)
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Director Biography - David Sinfield

Designer, Educator and Film Maker

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Research Background
My research is concerned with the potential of animated typography to capture the human condition, whether as film titles, or animated monologues, or as political commentaries on urban decay and social injustice. As a graphic designer, my research is located in the areas of narrative inquiry and social commentary with specific focus on the concept of palimpsest as a way of reading eroded signage and metaphorical relationships it might have to remembered places and experience. In generating creative and social discourse it investigates relationships between typography and narrative with particular focus on spatiotemporal modalities. In addition my research equally has a multimodal structure enabling it to be presented at a variety of platforms i.e. design practices, teaching and learning, social/political, new and emerging technologies, design thinking as seen in the research.