Mana Wairoa Shorts

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A collection of award winning films from the Wairoa Maori Film Festivals – 2017 and 2018. (57 minutes)

NEW TAKEOVER – Stan Walker
Best Video Māori Music Awards 2017
Music Video Stan Walker 2017 4 min NZ Director: Shae Sterling (Māori)

MEKE
Tim Worrall (Maori) 2017 8 min NZ

The arrival of a trainer's daughter into the midst of backstage preparations before an important boxing match threatens to destroy the relationship between fighter and coach. Meke – Best Actor Māori 2018

PUORO Komako-Aroha Silver (Māori) 2017 13min NZ

A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Māori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world. (documentary) Puoro – Best Maori Short Wairoa 2018

NATALIE
Director Qianna Titore (Maori) Producer Eloise Veber
Exec Producer Michael Bennett (Maori) 2017 9 min NZ

A coming of age drama set in the Far North’s Hokianga harbour. On the day that 14-year-old Natalie is given a precious waiata composed by her deceased Koro, she is unexpectedly thrown into a journey that will leave her changed forever. Natalie – Community Award Wairoa 2017

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 he begins to grow from an undervalued youth into a proud young man.
Tama - Best Maori Short Wairoa 2017

SUNDAY FUNDAY
Dianna Fuemana 2017 15 min NZ

A teenager and a solo mum prepare to have their own fun on a Sunday. "Tiger knows exactly how the world looks at her, but still fights to be accepted by her peers. Acceptance in this case is to be left alone without question." — Craig Fasi, Pollywood - Award Winner imagineNATIVE 2017

HERE TO STAY General Fiyah feat Three Houses Down Director Samson Rambo 2018
Winner Best Music Video – Pacific Music Awards 2018