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Making Music - Mika

Short Film (Full Length) – 2005

Dancer and performer Mika (Neil Gudsell) introduces his urban Māori, Pacific dance troupe Torotoro in this episode from a series made for secondary school music students. He formed the group after seeing an opportunity for a big, young, funky Māori show during his own overseas performances. Torotoro fuses breakdance, kapa haka, hip hop and Pasifika influences, and its members have graduated from Gudsell’s Mika Haka youth programme. They talk about how the opportunity to travel and perform internationally has changed their lives.

Your body is your temple and what you put into it will result in what you get out of it. There are influences out there now that say you should smoke, you should be obese, you should be all these things. Nah. It’s not true.
– Mika

Key Cast & Crew

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Mika (Neil Gudsell)

Subject

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Arthur Baysting

Director, Producer

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Jeff Fulton

Sound

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Stephen Jessup

Sound

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David Green

Camera

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Anastassia Smirnova

Editor

Acknowledgements

Funding from NZ On Air