The multi-talented Stan Wolfgramm originally trained as an actor at New York’s Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Returning to Aotearoa, he founded Drum Productions in 1992 to tell Pasifika stories: from fashion showcase Style Pasifika, to pioneering PI youth show Pacific Beat Street, to the opening of the Pacific Forum. Of Tongan, Cook Island and German descent, Wolfgramm was made a MNZM in 2015’s New Year’s honours.
Ask Stan to distil down what he does; he will tell you he is a storyteller. Whether it be through film, television, live theatre or events, it all comes back to his inherent ability to tell a good story. Of Tongan, German, Cook Island, New Zealand descent, Stan’s cultural identity and ethnic background have been hugely influential over his life and work. From Stan Wolfgramm's Drum Productions website