Every Beat of Life

This short film tells the story of what it is like to navigate life as a Heart Child. Through the lifelong support provided by Heart Kids Wellington, Heart Children and their families can face and overcome the various challenges presented by congenital heart disease to continue happy, healthy and active lives.


Ashley Hamilton (Cast)
Katherine Hamilton (Cast)
Ben Hamilton (Cast)
Will Robinson (Cast)
Rathi Bala (Cast)
Rachael van Diggele (Cast)
Jazmyn Haddon (Cast)
Keira-El Curtis (Cast)
Rossi Nash (Cast)
Eilidh Nash (Cast)
Robert Millar (Cast)
Pearl Lee (Cast)
Rachel Breen (Cast)
Jay Whipps (Cast)
Flynn Campbell (Cast)
Adam Gordon (Cast)
Ella Gerven (Cast)
Gabe Parkin (Cast)
Moya Mckenna (Cast)
Jim Lockwood (Cast)
Helen Brasting (Cast)
Kieran Timms (Cast)
Rebecca Farr (Cast)
Abby Robertson (Cast)
Timon Zeiss (Cast)
Richard Anderson (Cast)
Ruby Simmons (Cast)
Shu Run Yap (Writer, Producer)
Karl Kessel (Director)
Connor Lee (Cinematographer, Lighting)
Jesse Gonzales (2nd Unit Cinematographer)
Arun Biswas (Editor)
Andrew Howard (Lighting)
Pearl Lee (Art Department)
Tamas Molnar (Sound Recording)
Annabelle Williamson, Bethany Miller, Kate Pomeroy, Kate Burney, Timon Zeiss (Production Assistants)
Tasman Roy (Health and Safety, BTS)
Helen Brasting, Rob Eland, Tasman Roy, Andrew Howard (Transport)
Angela Haddon (Associate Producer)
Helen Brasting (Executive Producer)
Original music composed by Julie Bevan
Special thanks
Massey University
Echo machine - Hutt Hospital (Will Robinson, Rathi Bala)
Neema Desai - Flowers and Fashion Kilbirnie
Tim McKenzie - St George’s Church
Pastor Henry Yap, Anglican Chinese Mission
New World Miramar
The Flower Studio, Scheherazade
Michael Jones - Seatoun Football Club
Ana Frka
Seatoun Village Hall
St. Christopher's Church
Miramar Peninsula Community Trust
Heather Breen
Scots College
Jackie James - Rata Studios
Pelorous Trust
Rotary Courtenay
360 Logistics
Happy Hire
Pacific Radiology
WE DO photography and design
New World Miramar
Craigs Chemist
Sylvia Tuffin
John St Hair salon
Seatoun Four Square
Beautique - Kilbirnie
Huckle and Co - Seatoun
Harry's Boutique
Vikings - Al and Monty
Cafe Polo
Jewetts Real Estate
Joy Baker
Pak n Save Kapiti
Roxy Cinema
Paradise Painting Services Ltd
Vorstermans Architects
Countdown Kilbirnie
Lancaster Buildings Ltd