Hamilton based Afghanistan interpreter who had worked with NZDF in the Bamiyan province. He was desperate to relocate members of his family who he felt were in danger in his home country but was unable to because he had not been married.
Friends and family of 19-year-old Jake Hayes held a memorial event and drive in his honour after he tragically lost his life in a house fire on Hamilton's Collingwood Street, Hamilton. The reason for the fire starting still hasn't been solved to this day, which is just over a year ago now. I was asked to come along by Jake's brother, Luke. Mike Scott and I decided to collaborate in order to show the story in the right light and not leaving anything out. We worked together as a team shooting and editing all through the night, in order to meet the following morning's deadline.
This video was long term project following the Hamilton Girls High School first xv as they charged through local, regional and national finals. They are a champion side thanks to the culture instilled by coaches Crystal and Brent Kaua. But the story of the team is far deeper and more significant than just winning on the field. This video was a collaboration between Mike Scott, Ben Strang and Rebekah Parsons-King.