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Māui's Hook Film (Trailer) – 2018 Drama

Māui's Hook

Film (Trailer) – 2018 Drama

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In this feature film, Tama, a distressed young man, becomes entwined with five families coping with suicide on a journey from Parihaka to Te Rerenga Wairua. A mysterious woman, Hine-nui-te-pō, prompts Tama to confront the finality of death. Director Paora Joseph (Children of Parihaka) mixes drama and documentary, in the hope his film will provoke kōrero around mental health, and offer a pathway through darkness. Niwa Whatuira (The Dark Horse) and newcomer Hera Foley play the lead roles. Māui’s Hook was set to debut at the 2018 NZ International Film Festival.

We want our young people to be like Māui – to push through life’s challenges, using the Māui attitude.
– Producer Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble

Produced by

Kura

Kura Productions

Availability

World premiere on 21 July 2018 at Auckland's ASB Waterfront Theatre, as part of the NZ International Film Festival

Followed by further festival screenings in Auckland and elsewhere

 

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from Te Rau Matatini's Waka Hourua Community Fund, Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Hurihanga Trust, NZ On Air, Māori Television and the NZ Film Commission

Music

Soundtrack includes music by The Robba and tracks 'Home, Land and Sea', and 'Little Things', performed by Trinity Roots