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Series Synopsis

Described as a "Māori Twilight Zone", Mataku was a series of half-hour dramatic narratives steeped in Māori experience with the "unexplained". Two South Pacific Pictures-produced series screened on TV3; a later series screened on TV One in 2005. Each episode was introduced by Temuera Morrison Rod Serling-style. The bi-lingual series was a strong international and domestic success; producer Carey Carter: "Our people are very spiritual ... and here we are ... turning it into stories so that the rest of the world can get a glimpse of that aspect of our culture."


Series Notes

This is the series overview page, here you can find which episodes or clips are available on NZ On Screen.



2005 Qantas TV Awards
Best Camera, Non-Factual (Rewa Harre)

2004 New York Festivals Television Programming Award

2003 NZ TV Awards
Best Director, Drama
Best Editing, Drama (Allannah Milne)
Best Contribution to a Soundtrack (Lloyd Canham and Nick Buckton)
Best Production Design (Miro Harre)

2002 NAFATA Film Fest, USA
Cinema Award for Photography for 'The Rocks'