Watch: The Canterbury earthquake memorial wall journey

For the past two years, film producer Rick Harvie has followed each step of the designing of the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial wall.

It has culminated in the release of a documentary, A Place to Remember, which details the journey.

The wall, which has the names of each victim etched along its marble panels, was revealed on February 22 in a moving ceremony.

The documentary also shows the first footage of the private memorial ceremony that was held February 21 for those families most affected.

Mr Harvie said interviewing the families of those who lost people in the earthquake was emotional.

Multiple designs were presented in the process of creating a memorial for the earthquake victims.

And when the final design, by Slovenian architect Grega Vezjak, was selected, Mr Harvie knew it was the right choice.

And while Mr Harvie moves onto other projects, he says the two-year journey of the documentary will hold a special place in his heart.

Watch the documentary here.