Nia's Extra Ordinary Life 2

The last time we saw Nia she was 10 and was figuring out her relationships with her friends and all the kids around her in her small home town of Tinopai. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions

Kerry Warkia 

In 2011 Kerry produced the successful New Zealand On Air funded web series AUCKLAND DAZE which was commissioned for television and produced a second season in 2012 which was straight to broadcast. In 2013 Kerry production managed on the NZOA funded web series THE FACTORY and also produced the second season of the acclaimed web series FLAT3. Having had a hand in the major web successes over the past 3 years, Kerry is in demand to talk on panel discussions about the sustainability of internet based content, run web series workshops for script-to-screen around the country and produced an internet only special of Auckland Daze called END OF DAZE. Kerry is currently producing season 3 of FLAT3 and continues to pitch original content to the networks and funding bodies as well as working on projects in development.

Kiel McNaughton 

Kiel McNaughton is a director most experienced in television drama and comedy. After spending four and a half years in front of the camera on New Zealand's longest running soap and cutting his teeth making short films for the 48 hour film competition, Kiel co-created his own comedy web series AUCKLAND DAZE, which became the first kiwi web series to be commissioned as a television series. Recently, Kiel and the Auckland Daze team have been breaking new ground experimenting with new methods of delivering content to their fans including creating an innovative, world first Instagram series with Vodafone and Grabaseat made up on 60 x 15 second videos shot in Thailand and a 60 minute Halloween Special END OF DAZE distributed on Vimeo. Kiel is currently directing for popular nightly soap Shortland Street, while also writing and creating new content, and working on projects in development


  • 2014 WIFT WOMAN TO WATCH - Kerry Warkia

Nia - Shania Gilmour
Joshua - Angus Glasgow
Hazel - Jessica Woollam
Ariana - Tahlee Glasgow
Isabella - Courtney Crichton
Charlotte - Vavaki McNaughton
Lucus - Zak Gilmour
Major - Brooklyn Gilmour
Sam - Api McNaughton
Nia's Dad - Roko Babich
Noah - Noah McNaughton
Ivy - Ivy Kahi
Sarah - Sarah Kahi
Isabella and Charlotte's Mum - Felicity Drace
Nia at 3 - Moala Gilmour
Nia at 4 - Wendy Gilmour

Writers - Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton
Producer - Kerry Warkia
Director - Kiel McNaughton
Director of Photography - Roko Babich
Editor - Rajneel Singh
Animator - Jared Kahi
1st AD - Craig Wilson
Production Manager - Felicity Drace
Production Coordinator - Ruby Keighley
Art Director - Thomas Sutcliffe
EPK Content Manager - Monique Hoseason
Camera Assistant/Data Wrangler - John Whiteside
Camera Trainee - Connagh Heath
Unit Manager - Tavis Hughes
Grade - Sean Loftin
Sound Design - Adam Peri
Music - BARKER

With thanks to:
Tinopai Primary School
The Community of Tinopai
Families of the cast
Isaac & Jo
Shane & Kirsty