Friends shoot for stardom

22:02, Jul 18 2012
IT TAKES TWO: Harriett Marie, left, and Petra Bullock make a music video dream team.

Takapuna Grammar School is home to yet another budding music superstar.

Following in the footsteps of quirky songstress Gin Wigmore and rock band The Checks, 17-year-old Petra Bullock is making waves with her songwriting skills and amazing voice.

Petra recently won the 2012 Matariki Songwriting Competition with her song Scarlet, which the judges said showed an amazing musical understanding.

This award comes just months after the release of her first music video, made with the help of school friend Harriett Maire.

The pair produced, shot and edited a Kiwi summertime video for Petra's song Take it all Away.

They did the entire process themselves and say that the size of the New Zealand music industry means success is about taking matters into your own hands.


For Petra this has meant jumping at every opportunity that comes her way.

She was chosen to perform at the Kiwi Day Out during the Rugby World Cup closing ceremony and had her first taste of a live recording session playing at the Bfm studios earlier this year.

"It was so much fun, it was just good jamming," she says.

The friends say that another music video is definitely on the cards.

Filming Take it all Away was Harriet's first time behind the camera and she says she loved the experience.

North Shore Times