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Fish Skin Suit Television – 2000 Fantasy Drama Māori

Fish Skin Suit

Television – 2000 Fantasy Drama Māori

PG Parental Guidance
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While playing at the beach with their grandmother, two children witness an Elvis impersonator walk out of the sea. They believe he's the "fishman" lover of a female taniwha, Hine Tai. Magic realist mayhem — and tragedy — ensues as the stranger stirs up the life of their whanau in the quiet fishing village. The fable, written by Briar Grace-Smith and directed by Peter Burger, received six nominations at 2002 NZ TV Awards, winning Best Drama, and Camera. It screened on TV3 and features the Bic Runga song 'All Fall Down'.

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Kahukura Productions

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Awa International

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Made with funding from NZ On Air