An Explosion of Interest In Centrepoint
In May 2021 the documentary "Heaven & Hell" was released on 28 May, and in the first 2 weeks of airing, had received more than 700,000 views, making it the 5th most viewed production of 2021. The documentary was produced and directed by a team of New Zealand creatives from Warner Brothers Studios New Zealand. The film is a finalist in three categories in the NZTVAwards 2021 - NZ On Air Best Documentary, Best Director Documentary/Factual (Natalie Malcon, Thomas Robins), and Best Post Production Design (Aaron Clarke and Carl Budden).
In the lead up to the documentary being aired, and in the weeks following, there was a large amount of publicity and media attention around the production team, and those who were interviewed for the documentary. A selection of the written and audio articles are linked below, including the link to watch the film directly from the site (only viewable in New Zealand).
Magic Talk Mel Homer
27 June 2021
Rachel King entered the Centrepoint community at 12. And it changed her life forever. She talks about some of her experiences and her book in this radio interview with Mel Homer.
North & South Anke Richter
14 June 2021
Inside the mind of a Centrepoint abuser
Canvas Anke Richter
22 May 2021
Three brave women who were sexually abused as kids and teens at Centrepoint are coming forward in a new documentary - and starting a truth and reconciliation process.
Stuff Adam Dudding
30 May 2021
As a new documentary about the notorious Auckland commune hits the small screen, Adam Dudding says the vault of Centrepoint stories is only just being cracked open.