As the poster put it, The Pā Boys is "about 'life, death and fu**ing good music'. The movie follows a band meeting up in Wellington and playing East Coast and Northland pubs, as they head for Cape Reinga. The trio find themselves on a roots journey that's both musical and personal (mateship, whānau, whakapapa). The band are played by actor/singers Francis Kora and Matariki Whatarau, and theatre actor Tola Newbery. Released in cinemas on Waitangi Day 2014, Himiona Grace's first feature won Best Film at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival. The soundtrack debuted at #1 on the local iTunes Soundtrack chart.
It is a story that explores the strength of friendship, the importance of whānau (family) whakapapa (genealogy) and history.– From The Pā Boys publicity
Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission, Te Māngai Pāho & the Lottery Grants Board
Developed with the assistance of Te Paepae Ataata Trust
Released with the assistance of Omataroa Rangitaiki No 2 Trust
Songs composed by Himiona Grace and Francics Kora
Closing credits song 'Inspiration' written by Himiona Grace and Francis Kora, performed by Francis Kora