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The Factory - Series

Web (Full Length Episodes) – 2013

In this music-heavy web series, a South Auckland family competes in a local talent quest. Alongside battles over performing the traditional Samoan music favoured by their grandfather, the Saumalus have to deal with a dodgy competitor and some last minute changes of tune. There's also romance, heartbreak, and a shifty Palagi factory boss. The final episode (of 20) features behind the scenes bloopers. Directed by music video veteran Joe Lonie, The Factory began as a highly successful stage musical from South Auckland-based theatre group Kila Kokonut Krew.

We wanna make our own song Dad.
– Moana (Maiya Thompson) to her father (Aleni Tufuga)

Key Cast & Crew

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Vela Manusaute

Original Writer, Executive Producer, As: Mason

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Anapela Polataivao

Original Writer, Executive Producer, Casting, As: Lilly (Mum)

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Joe Lonie

Director, Additional Dialogue

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Janet McIver


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Alfred Aholelei

As: Contest Judge (episode 6 onwards)

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Lindah Lepou

As: Contest Judge (episode 6 onwards)

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Produced by

  • Jump Film and Television

  • Kila Kokonut Krew


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