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WWI Remembered Light & Sound Show

Transmit Media & Wellington City Council

A visual requiem of war.

Transmit Media commissioned Storybox to assist in animating and projection mapping the story of New Zealand’s involvement in conflict from World War 1 (WWI) through to today for the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC relationship and opening of the Pukeahu War Memorial Park over eight nights in April 2015.

With a primary focus on WWI, the work was also a reflection on other conflicts the New Zealand armed forces has been involved in.  The projections incorporated archive photos and quotes from diaries with animation and significant New Zealand artworks.

One hundred years on from WWI and we are still dealing with war and aggression. We hope through telling stories that reflect on the hope and suffering of our past judgments a dialogue can be created to find another way.



Director, Creative Director Sarah Hunter, Transmit.
Created in association with Storybox, GAS Project and Spyglass.

Presented by Wellington City Council and WW100 in partnership with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Alexander Turnbull Library, and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Original art and design: Ngataiharuru Taepa, Michel Tuffery, Laurence Aberhart, William D. Hammond, and Component Art Additional illustration: Blair Sayer and Lisa Nicole Moes

Carillon improvisation: Carillonist – Timothy Hurd
Dominion Museum building sound design
Music: KUKI
Original compositions: Iain Gordon and Aaron Tokona
Soundtracks:”E Pari Ra”- written by Paraire Tomoana, performed by The Yoots, “Nga Tama A Tu” – written by Nanahia Amohau, performed by The Aotearoa National Māori Choir and The Yoots. Recording courtesy Radio New Zealand, Te Reo Irirangi O Aotearoa, “Hoea Ra Te Waka Nei” – written by Paraire Tomoana, performed by Aaron Tokona, “Tomo Mai/ Hoki Mai” – written by Henare Waitoa, performed by The Yoots, Putaatara and purerehua performed by Horomona Horo
Sound Mix: Darren Maynard and Munki Studio.

Additional content and support courtesy of: Airforce Museum of New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Auckland Libraries, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Australian War Memorial, Christchurch City Art Gallery, Glen Reddix, Imperial War Museums, JC Beaglehole Room, Manatū Taonga the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Matt Pomeroy Private Collection, National Army Museum, National Museum of The Royal New Zealand Navy Te Waka Huia O Te Taua Moana O Aotearoa, New Zealand Defence Force, Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, the NZIPP/RSA WWII Veterans Portrait Project, Victoria University of Wellington Library, VUW Image Services.

Transmit, Director, Creative Producer, Researcher: Sarah Hunter, Editor, Researcher: Daria Malesic,
Editor: Hamish McCormick, Assistant Editor: Ryan – Grey-McCoy, Production assistant: Erolia Ifopo

Storybox, Producer: Robert Appierdo, Motion graphics lead: Johann Nortje, Motion graphics support: Paul Neason, Toby Donald, Brett Johansen, Design: Cameron Richards, Production support: Jude McLaren

Thanks Arthur Chan & Mike Potton for the doco filming, Hamish McCormich for the edit and Matt Grace for the photography.