The Arsonist (Music Video)

Video for Jordan Reyne (now of Resident Evil 7 fame!)

The Scientist is hunting for something, but is so intent on her search, she misses the fact that she may already have found it.  "The Arsonist" was filmed by Shaun Garea on location in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

Music by Jordan Reyne

Actors: Keri Wheeler (the scientist)

Charles Grubb (the adventurer)

Dedicated to the people of Christchurch. 

Character expansion in comic form below!

My Beautiful World (Short)

Estrata's first short that played internationally. Shot predominantly in the Isaac Theatre royal Christchurch circa 2005 (ish) the film premiered at Rialto Cinemas Christchurch.

What happens to an idea when people stop believing in it? Would you give the devil his due?

Featuring music from the American experimental hip hop group Dälek (Thankyou to Greg at Ipecac Recordings)

The film was toured nationally and also screened at the Dunedin Fringe festival.


Straight out of school this was Garea's (and thusly Estrata's) first independent short film. Funded in part by Creative Communities NZ and pieced together over a couple of months Hells Gate is an homage to terrible horror films and some good ones too.

Bad editing, terrible fights, and awful acting. Check, check, check.

Hells Gate wont win any awards but it was an incredibly fun project to make.

It actually had a DVD release and sold out and screened at the Christchurch Art Gallery, so fancy that.