Keen to discover "the real essence" of his country, filmmaker Ryan Fielding spent two months travelling around New Zealand with camera in hand. The short film that Fielding came up with is a mosaic of Aotearoa and its people, dotted with moments of beauty and celebration, but precious few signs of wealth: rundown shops, quiet pubs, children larking around in the ocean, and a number of locals who appear slightly worse for wear.
You smoke weed? Of course you do ... you all smoke weed around here.– One of the subjects of Aotearoa Now, to director Ryan Fielding
Soundtrack includes an excerpt from 'Aotearoa', composed by Douglas Lilburn