At long last, we are proud to announce that the Pallet Pavilion short-film is ready for you to view! Local filmmaker Jacob Stanley collected footage from the Pallet Pavilion from almost what was the beginning of the project. He’s interviewed a bunch of people involved and interwoven footage from the day-to-day and events held in the space. Watch the FULL movie below.  You can buy your very own copy for $20 here too.

Built and activated by 270+ volunteers from 3000 blue, wooden CHEP pallets, The Pallet Pavilion was an iconic structure realised two years after the devastating Christchurch earthquakes that claimed the lives of 185 people and led to the loss of 70% of the central city’s buildings.

A community venue, the Pallet Pavilion played host to live music, markets, games nights, a wedding, dinners, book launches, classes and more and was activated and maintained by a range of people including many volunteers.

This footage, coupled with interviews with key participants such as volunteers, designers, engineers, project coordinators, performers and more captures the spirit of this incredible project that captivated and engaged thousands of locals and visitors to the city alike.

Learn more about the project’s aims, the project team, volunteer involvement, events and the massive challenges that Gap Filler, a small charitable trust, somehow managed to overcome to realise and run the Pallet Pavilion as a loved community venue for 18 months.

You can check out some more of Jake’s work here.