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The Factory - 01, Wassup?! (Episode One) Web (Full Length Episode) – 2013 Comedy

The Factory - 01, Wassup?! (Episode One)

Web (Full Length Episode) – 2013 Comedy

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Tigi Saumalu (Ben Taufua) has worked at an Auckland textile factory for so many years, he is presented with a useless plastic key by his palangi boss to mark the occasion. But Tigi is more excited about getting his grandchildren to represent the factory in an upcoming talent contest. That way he can “pass on the old ways” — and the old Samoan songs — to them. Only the Saumalu children are busy freestyling to a very different sound... Web series The Factory began as a hit stage musical from South Auckland-based theatre and music group Kila Kokonut Krew.

Key Cast & Crew

Joe Lonie

Director, Additional Dialogue

Janet McIver


Shaan Kesha

As: Dev

I can pass on the old ways to the children. I will teach them the old songs — still have to train that hippity-hop nonsense out of them.
– Tigi (Ben Taufua)

Produced by

  • Jump Film and Television

  • Kila Kokonut Krew


Jump Film and Television


'Wassup' composed by Joe Lonie and Michael Bennett. Arrangements by Glen Jackson.
Performed by cast members Taofia Pelesasa, Rasela Sosoli, Maiya Thompson, Isope 'Akau'ola and Ben Taufua.