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Francis Kora

Actor, Musician [Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Pūkeko]

Toi Whakaari acting graduate Francis Kora has a passion for telling Aotearoa stories through music, theatre and the screen. Kora starred in 2013 movie The Pā Boys. He wrote new songs while traveling for the filming of Pā Boys, many of which made the final cut. Kora is a longtime vocalist and bass guitarist in popular band Kora, and co-hosts Māori Television's My Party Song as part of The Modern Māori Quartet. Kora played war hero John Pohe in 2008 documentary Turangaarere: The John Pohe Story. He also acted in telemovie Aftershock and short film Warbrick,and has presented for TV's Code and The Gravy.

It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I've done some pretty cool things but this was one of the highlights. Francis Kora on making movie The Pā Boys, in The NZ Herald, 2 February 2014