Porirua features in two music videos
Two new music videos showcasing Porirua have been launched.
Under a partnership between Porirua City Council and New Zealand On Air film-makers are supported to film in Porirua or use local talent.
Wallbreaker by Wellington rockers Bakers Eddy was launched on Radio Hauraki on May 16 and the video Tihei Mauri Ora for Porirua recording artist Ranea was launched a week later.
Under the Bring It Home scheme, artists who have secured New Zealand On Air Making Tracks music video funding of $6000 are given an additional $2000 from Porirua City Council.
They must film their video, hire people or buy goods and services in Porirua.
‘‘It’s great to see our city showcased in these videos by these incredible artists,’’ Porirua deputy mayor ‘Ana Coffey said.
‘‘We know Porirua is bursting with talent,’’ she said. ‘‘This scheme is a great way of backing our musicians and filmmakers, as well as providing a return for local businesses.’’
Wallbreaker was filmed at Pataka and directed and produced by Josh Yong.
Bakers Eddy won last year’s Battle of the Bands and have since toured through Europe.
Wallbreaker was recorded at Roundhead Studios in January, and produced by London record producer Asa Bennett, with input from American producer Monte Malone.
Tihea Mauri Ora is in Te Reo Maori and is Ranea’s first music video as a solo artist.
Ranea, who lives in Hongoeka Bay, won best Maori album at the New Zealand Music Awards last year, and four awards at the Wai- ata Maori Music Awards.
The music video was produced by Fiona Kupenga of Te Amokura Productions, a company based in Titahi Bay.
The single and album were supported by Te Mangai Paho and produced by Porirua Maori music Producer Maaka ‘‘Phat’’ McGregor of Minaaka, which is also based in Titahi Bay.
The music video features innovative animation techniques, and has key messages in English and sign language.
Wellington band Bakers Eddy, who have filmed their latest music video in Porirua, with funding from the city council and New Zealand On Air.