When Robert meets his Samoan grandfather ('Granda') for the first time, things are awkward. He can't say Robert's name properly, and makes "rude" noises when he eats. Director Marina Alofagia McCartney's first short film is a gentle tale about reaching out across generations and culture. It focusses on Robert (Kahukura Royal) as his first impression thaws, and affection grows. In 2010 Granda was named audience favourite at Pollywood, a Kiwi festival for Pasifika Films. McCartney's follow-up Milk & Honey was nominated for Best Short at the 2012 NZ International Film Festival.
Let me get a good look at you.– Granda (grandfather) is excited to meet his grandson
Marina Alofagia McCartney
Made in association with the University of Auckland
Features tracks 'Swag Like Whoa' by Gangster Players, and 'Chop Shop' by E3