PIFT Profiles | Pift Pacific Islanders in Film & TV

Nanai Jeremiah Tauamiti (Jerry, Malosi Pictures) currently has his film ‘Maria’ (Multinesia Productions, 2016) on the film circuit, winning the Mana Moana Award at Wairoa Maori Film Festival for Best Pasifika Short, and is part of the NZFC Latin America… “From the Pacific We Rise” The call cry of Kila Kokonut Krew and the title of their 2008 exhibition at Fresh Gallery, Otara – “From the Pacific We Rise”. In 2017, Vela Manusaute – KKK co-founder, Toi Whakaari graduate (the first… Sista, NZFC Fresh Shorts supported short film was shot over the long Matariki Weekend (2-5 Jun). Sisters Leilani Tamu & Chantelle Burgoyne have teamed up as the writing duo on the project, while Chantelle took up directorial duties. Marina McCartney is the… nikki1-7663038 Nikki Si’ulepa first won acclaim after starring in 1996 movie The Whole of the Moon as a Samoan street-kid in love. After time working behind the scenes, she returned to report, shoot and direct for current affairs show Tagata Pasifika. Her short film Snow in… bright-sunday-team-5928595 Bright Sunday is an integrated marketing communications agency fanatical about backing people, companies, and communities to unleash their greatness! We are made up of a network of Pacific creatives and communication specialists based in the heart of South Auckland…. hqdefault-1-6098802 Many of you may have seen the epic Pati video that exploded on the scene in August. The video depicts a Battle between Hip Hop and Contemporary Polynesian Dancing with the sound of LogTronix, the fusion of the Polynesian Instrument Pate/Log Drum and Modern Electronic… 0-e1475718995922-4739401 DAVID FA’AULIULI MAMEA has written for film, television and radio. He is a proud member of the New Zealand Writers Guild, and is a trustee of Banana Boat — ‘a bunch of Pasifika and Maori creatives’. He has won the Adam Award for Best Pasifika Play twice (Goodbye My… kightley_oscar-9083506 Oscar Kightley (MNZM) is a critically acclaimed award winning writer/actor/director who’s done heaps over two decades now. We sat down and did a quick Q & A with him to see what he’s been up to lately. If you want to find out more about Oscar a quick… 2016-03-10-15-16-48-3129890 Taualeo’o Stehpehn Stehlin (MNZM) has been at the helm of TVNZ’s Tagata Pasifika almost as long as the show has been running (first air date, 1987). Today, the show has been out-sourced from TVNZ and is produced by Sunpix, where Stephen is the Managing…