Brōken – showing Australia wide at Event Cinemas from 3rd of May 2018

There was one scene where we needed a stormy, rainy day … On the second to last day the ocean picked up, the waves had gotten bigger, the wind turned and it all went ugly and it was big and gnarly and rainy and horrible. My wife was laughing, she said, ‘what did you expect? I prayed for this.’
– Writer/director Tarry Mortlock on being blessed during filming, quoted in The NZ Herald, 31 October 2016

The Tuhoe Colour

The Tuhoe Color New Zealand | 2016 | 11 min | English | Sebastian Vidal Bustamante The Tuhoe Colour showcases Tame Wairere Iti – the New Zealand artist and the creative space he created in Taneatua at the centre of the Tuhoe heartland.


TAMA Directors Jared Flitcroft (Maori, Deaf) & Jack O’Donnell 2017 9 min NZ Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between deaf and hearing filmmakers. Tama is about a young Maori deaf boy who wants to learn the Haka. On a near fatal car trip, Tama has to confront his family. In his struggle…


  We acknowledge and respect the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land where we live and work.  Some of the homes and communities of our Aboriginal brothers and sisters are under threat with the forced closures of Aboriginal Land here in Australia. To support the Aboriginal communities in Australia to…


MANNAHATTA @ Aotearoa Māori Film Festival 21 October Te Wairua Tapu Church Director/Writer Renae Maihi (Māori) 2016 15 min NZ/USA In the city that never sleeps wanders a ghost that cannot rest. ImagineNative 2016.

Noa & Noel

Noa & Noel @ Aotearoa Māori Film Festival 21 October Te Wairua Tapu Church Chris Wong (Anishinaabe), Candy Ranae Fox, Howard Adler • 10:00 • 2017 • New Zealand • English, Cree & Maori w/ Eng. Subs. A Beautiful conversation and exchange between a Cree Elder, Noel Starblanket, and a Maori language speaker, Noa…


    Marathon is a motivational drama that provides insight of the Maori culture through Phillip’s relationship with the Tuhoe people, through its culture, ceremonies and landscapes. The story is centered around Phillip, a music teacher, discovers his neurosis of being a 40 year old male that has been unable to find a partner. Phillip…


Director/Screenplay Qianna Titore  Producer Eloise Veber New Zealand • In English and Māori with English subtitles  9 minutes A Māori girl receives a precious waiata composed by her deceased grandfather. In this story from Hokianga, tragedy strikes but there is hope in a new beginning. — CF

Ukaipo Whenua

In the Tūhoe tribe of the bush clad mountain forests of New Zealand, women and land are the essence of life. For women and land Tūhoe would go to war, they would fight to the death. In Tuhoe the two are inextricably intertwined. Women represent the mother earth, the womb is “whenua” & “whenua” is…