Hex Work Productions The Single Object

  • Ngā Kaimahi / Team Members
    Piata Gardiner-Hoskins, Sophie Dowson, Amber Easby, Duncan Greive, Kim Paton, Sahar Lone, Madeleine Chapman, Eddy Fifield, Alt Group, Emi Pogoni, Te Kuru Dewes, Daryl Wong, Angie Sanchez, Tipene Rogers, Maddie Walker
  • Kaitautoko / Contributors
    Mike Smith, Bianca Ranson, Te Aata Rangimarie Smith, Jane Kelsey, Kelly Chen, Te Maire Hoskins, Calum Henderson, Joe Canham, Simon Day, Toby Manhire, Images & Sound, Karen Davis

The Single Object told the surprising and significant stories behind five everyday objects, from the ballpoint pen used to protest the dawn raids to the chainsaw used to cut the pine tree on Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill by activist Mike Smith. The series’ 5 x 10 minute episodes drew on interviews with the key players, experts and historians along with archival footage to tell stories that have affected and helped shape the Aotearoa we live in today – whether we realised it or not. Episodes like ‘The Chainsaw’ also helped tell the real story behind events many New Zealanders have collectively misremembered, finally setting the record straight.