Glass Shards

Director & Writer: Kyle Barrett  
Key Cast: Oliver Stewart
Genres: Documentary, Short, Music, Performance Art
Runtime: 10 minutes 34 seconds
Completion Date: December 17, 2020
Production Budget: 500 NZD
Country of Origin: New Zealand

[Director Statement] Glass Shards was never meant to happen, but here it is: A short documentary about one of the most singular performance artists/musicians working in Aotearoa today. I first saw Oliver perform at Kirikiriroa’s annual “Circle Jerk” (no, not that kind of event - it’s a music concert where local bands cover each other’s songs). He stood out. He was distinctive. How did he do it? It lingered for a long time. The film is a snippet of Glass Shards, a little look at one of Aotearoa’s finest. There are more stories to tell but this is the start.

Connection to Waikato

Locations: New Place Theatre, Kirikiriroa University of Waikato, Kirikiriroa
Crew: Kyle Barrett, Archie Porter, Oliver Stewart

Kyle Barrett

Kyle Barrett is an award-winning filmmaker, lecturer, and writer. He has made numerous short films screened internationally. His latest film, Glass Shards, profiles performance artist/musician Oliver Stewart.