Feature film Stranded Pearl offers a Cook Islands take on the lost at sea story. After a storm leaves Julia (Australian Kristy Wright of Home and Away fame) stranded on an island, she must learn to cooperate with the only other person there, a quiet man called Sid (Aunanda Naaido, Curry Munchers). Unbeknown to Julia, Sid is on the run from New Zealand police. The romantic adventure flick was shot in Rarotonga, and features appearances by veteran actors Rawiri Paratene and Ray Woolf. Actor Naaido also produced Stranded Pearl, while on a break from his day job as a chief financial officer in Rarotonga.
Great, I'm stuck here with a mute.– A frustrated Julia (Kristy Wright) after Sid (Aunanda Naaido) refuses to talk