Featured Updates | Pift Pacific Islanders in Film & TV

Repost from The Coconet TV In a small village of the island of Tanna, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal.The young lovers run away, but are… “Three Wise Cousins is family to the core. In the trailer you think it’s a romantic comedy but by the time you leave the cinema you realise it was a morality tale. It speaks especially to the generations who weren’t born in Samoa or haven’t been back to the homeland… The BSS (Big Screen Symposium) is podcasting the addresses from the 2016 fono. As a starter you might like to check out the inspirational keynote address by Heather Rae, as below. Heather Rae (Cherokee) has been doing groundbreaking work as a producer and executive… A fantastic resource, The Brown Book compiled by the irrepressible Dr Ella Henry and the lovely and legendary Melissa Wikaire. It is a superb collection of both the history and a guide to working with Māori in Screen Production. It added content to the previous work… newbloodphase2_headerimage_2-4446438 The TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition, supported by NZ On Air, is now calling for aspiring content creators to submit a web series pilot episode of any genre. A panellist of judges will shortlist their favourites and the winner selected through public voting. The… PIFT recently supported The Coconet TV in the production of a new online series called Portraits of Poly Pks. The short documentary series has been released on the on-line portal and looks into the lives of pastor’s kids within the Aotearoa Pacific community….