This morning Stuff.co.nz launched the pilot episode of Road Trip, an interactive webseries docu-drama looking to tell New Zealander’s stories from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Or, in this case, Bluff to Cape Reinga.
In the first episode we meet Sarah, a frenzied Canadian backpacker and Beni, a chilled out Tongan-Kiwi who is forced to drive her to Auckland under the harsh fist of his charitable mother. The two don’t appear to get along with each other, which should make for a realistic roadie full of CD arguments and slamming doors.
Driving nearly the length of the country, the series will also be crowdsourcing real stories from real people as they make pit stops in nine regions of New Zealand. Stuff readers will vote on their favourite stories that will then feature in each episode. The transmedia project is funded by NZ On Air and directed by Andrew Robbins and David Stubbs.
Hope you’ve got at least one pack of Fruit Bursts, this is going to be one heck of a journey.