Toi Whakaari graduate Iaheto Ah Hi moved into features with hit comedy Sione’s Wedding, after time in comedy theatre group the Naked Samoans. His play Tautai — the tale of a car thief emulating his Tokelauan fishing ancestors — helped inspire 2010 ensemble movie Matariki, with Ah Hi himself winning an award in one of the main roles. Alongside his acting, Ah Hi has also had a long involvement in the Kiwi hip hop scene.
Tautai by Iaheto Ah Hi is a thoughtful and moving new Pacific work performed with vigour by experienced practitioners (including the writer himself in the lead role). Katrina Chandra, reviewing play Tautai for Theatreview, 15 April 2010