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Born to Dance

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2015

PG
Parental Guidance

Tu (real-life hip hop champ Tia Maipi) has six weeks to show the talent that will win him a spot in an international dance group. As the high octane trailer for Born to Dance makes clear, that doesn’t leave much time to muck around. The first movie directed by actor Tammy Davis (Outrageous Fortune) features music by P-Money, and choreography by Manurewa’s own world champ hip hop sensation Parris Goebel (who helped choreograph J. Lo’s 2012 tour). The cast includes Stan Walker and American Kherington Payne (Fame). Playwright Hone Kouka is one of the writing team. 

New Zealand is one of the biggest hip hop dance nations, and it will be awesome to get our story and our dances showcased to an international audience.
– Stan Walker, in an August 2014 press release for Born to Dance

Key Cast & Crew

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Jeff Hurrell

Editor

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Tammy Davis

Director

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Stan Walker

As: Benjy

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Jill Macnab

Producer

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Daniel Story

Producer

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Leanne Saunders

Producer

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