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Aroha Bridge - Series One

Web (Full Length Episodes) – 2013

Animated web series Aroha Bridge follows a brother and sister as they try to find success  or even a gig  for their band. Over 10 short episodes, the duo hang out at their suburban dairy, enter talent shows, sing about spaghetti, impress some Pākehā art students, and occasionally compromise their morals. Aroha Bridge (original title Hook Ups) was created by Jessica Hansell (aka rapper Coco Solid); she also voices character Kōwhai Hook. The cast includes Tongan-Kiwi rapper Rizván Tu'itahi (as Kōwhai's brother Monty), with Madeleine Sami and Frankie Stevens as their quirky parents. Two more seasons followed. 

All we need is a heartbreaking story that the nation will love!
– Kōwhai (Jessica Hansell) decides to enter the band in a talent show, in episode six

Key Cast & Crew

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Frankie Stevens

As: Dad, Dougie the Scotsman, Frankie Stevens

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Don Brooker

Character Design, Animator

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Rizván Tu’itahi

As: Monty

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Jessica Hansell (aka Coco Solid)

Writer, Creator, As: Kōwhai, Cousin Angeline, Composer

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Madeleine Sami

As: Mum, Francine the French dance teacher

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Carthew Neal


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