Destination Pioneer City short

Destination Pioneer City introduces future settlers to some of the features Pioneer City has to offer.


Made in collaboration with Bronwyn Holloway-Smith as part of her ongoing Pioneer City work.


The first full version was targeted at mid-flight passengers and screened on all international Air New Zealand flights in early 2013 as part of their in-flight entertainment programme [duration 06:22].

A revised version, targeted at land-based audiences, screened in the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival.  Commissioned by CoLab (AUT University)


Directed by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Simon Ward

Featuring the voice talents of Heather O’Carroll and Hamish MacEwan.

Sound mix and music by Luke Rowell.

Visual Effects by Simon Ward and Richard Pilkington


Produced with the support of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and CoLab, AUT University.