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Shimpal Lelisi

Actor, Director

Niuean-born Shimpal Lelisi is an actor, writer and director. A member of pioneering Pasifika comedy group The Naked Samoans, he played the lovelorn Sefa in hit movie Sione's Wedding, and wrote for animated TV hit bro’Town, on which he voiced the character of Valea. Lelisi also featured in acclaimed 1997 movie Topless Women Talk About their Lives.

Everyone brought their top game to the set, and they were going hard out. Shimpal Lelisi on making hit 2006 film Sione's Wedding

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Housiewives

2018, As: Dr Seus - Television

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Funny Girls - NZ Suffragette Special

2018, As: Mum investigator - Television

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Rooster Rooster Dragon Rat - Oscar's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac

2013, Subject - Television

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Fresh - Jason Momoa and Wentworth (Series Three, Episode 16)

2013, Director - Television

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Neighbourhood

2017, Presenter - Television

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Fresh - Bloopers and Fob Outs (Series Two)

2012, Director - Television

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I Am TV - Series Five, Final Episode

2012, Field Director - Television

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Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

2012, As: Sefa - Film

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Fresh - First Episode

2011, Director - Television

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Radiradirah

2010, As: Various roles, Contributing writer - Television

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Radiradirah - First Episode

2010, Contributing writer, As: Various roles - Television

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ASB Polyfest 2008

2008, Director - Television

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Here to Stay

2008, Presenter - Television

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Tagata Pasifika - 20th Anniversary Special

2007, Guest - Television

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Sione's Wedding

2006, As: Iosefa - Film

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bro'Town - Morningside Story

2005, Writer, Writer, As: Valea Pepelo, various roles - Television

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bro'Town - Honky the Wonder Horse

2005, Writer, As: Valea Pepelo, various roles - Television

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bro'Town - Get Rucked

2004, Writer, As: Valea Pepelo, various roles - Television

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bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

2004, Writer, As: Valea Pepelo, various roles - Television

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The Living Room - Series One, Episode Eight

2002, Subject - Television

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Spin Doctors

2003, As: Sefi - Television

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Tagata Pasifika - The Naked Samoans

2001, Subject - Television

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Staunch

1999, As: Constable - Television

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives

1997, As: Mike, Cultural Liaison - Nuie - Film

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City Life

1996 - 1998, As: Ofisa - Television

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City Life - First Episode

1996, As: Ofisa - Television

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives (Series)

1995, As: Mike - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1999 - 2000, As: Louie Iosefa - Television

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Tagata Pasifika

2002 - 2006 , Reporter - Television

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Polyfest

2003 - 2006, Director, Writer - Television