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Tearepa Kahi

Actor/Director [Ngāti Paoa/Ngāti Hine]

 Tearepa Kahi

 Tearepa Kahi
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Tearepa Kahi

Christchurch-raised Tearepa Kahi began acting and playing sax as a teen, then spent two years in a theatre troupe run by Jim Moriarty. He went on to study history and Māori at Auckland University, and act — including landmark te reo film The Māori Merchant of Venice. Kahi has directed TV documentaries (The Flight of Te Hookioi), award-winning shorts — warrior tale Taua and The Speaker — and reggae movie Mt Zion.

... Kahi serves it all up with obvious love, a quietly watchful pace and a sunbaked visual style. The result is a smart, finely-observed, heartfelt drama of good humour and decent tunes against an authentic local setting.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Mt Zion

Mt Zion

Director
Writer

2012

 Ebony Society

Ebony Society

Executive Producer

2010

 The Flight of Te Hookioi

The Flight of Te Hookioi

Director

2009

 First Time in Prison

First Time in Prison

Director

2008

 Iti Pounamu

Iti Pounamu

Presenter

2007 - 2010

 Taua - War Party

Taua - War Party

Director
Writer
Editor

2007

 The Native’s School

The Native’s School

Director
Producer

2006
2006

 The Speaker

The Speaker

Director
Writer
Producer

2005

 The Māori Merchant of Venice

The Māori Merchant of Venice

Actor

2002

 Aroha: Irikura

Aroha: Irikura

Actor

2001

 Mataku

Mataku

Actor

2002

 The Hill

The Hill

Actor

2001

 Shortland Street

Shortland Street

Actor

1999


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Awards

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Documentary: for The Flight of Te Hookioi

2007 National Geographic All Roads Festival (United States)
Best Short Film: Taua - War Party

2007 ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival (Canada)
Honourable Mention for Best Short Drama: Taua - War Party

2006 Wairoa Māori Film Festival
Short Film Drama (Aotearoa) Award: The Speaker

2006 New Zealand Film Festival
Friends of the Civic Award for Best Short Film: The Speaker