Rima Te Wiata

Heather Rima Te Wiata MNZM (born 11 October 1963) is a British-born New Zealand singer, comedian and stage, film and television actress. She is of the Ngāti Raukawa tribe.

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)

Sweet, chubby, theatrical Billy was never cut out to be a farmer or a rugby player, but as the only son of a ‘good kiwi bloke’ he’s obliged to try. The cows are stubborn and the chores gruelling but Billy finds escape in a fantasy world playing Lana, heroine of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Main
CAST:  Andrew Paterson  •  Harriet Beattie  •  Jay Collins  •  Georgia McNeil

Sweet, chubby, theatrical Billy was never cut out to be a farmer or a rugby player, but as the only son of a ‘good kiwi bloke’ he’s obliged to try. The cows are stubborn and the chores gruelling but Billy finds escape in a fantasy world playing Lana, heroine of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Main
CAST:  Andrew Paterson  •  Harriet Beattie  •  Jay Collins  •  Georgia McNeil

Send a Gorilla (1988)

The girls and gorillas at a singing telegram company are overworked because it is Valentine's Day. A series of sub-plots - a sexist disc jockey loses his dog and the girls fine it; one of the girls fights for custody of her child; an aspiring opera singer gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melanie Read
CAST:  Carmel McGlone  •  Katherine McRae  •  Perry Piercy  •  John Callen

The girls and gorillas at a singing telegram company are overworked because it is Valentine's Day. A series of sub-plots - a sexist disc jockey loses his dog and the girls fine it; one of the girls fights for custody of her child; an aspiring opera singer gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melanie Read
CAST:  Carmel McGlone  •  Katherine McRae  •  Perry Piercy  •  John Callen

Housebound (2014)

When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerard Johnstone
CAST:  Morgana O'Reilly  •  Rima Te Wiata  •  Glen-Paul Waru  •  Cameron Rhodes

When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerard Johnstone
CAST:  Morgana O'Reilly  •  Rima Te Wiata  •  Glen-Paul Waru  •  Cameron Rhodes

Homebound (2013)

A successful young man must return to his childhood small town in Texas to help his father. His father, who's ill, wants him to take over the family business, a dilapidated bar. Secretly the young man wants to burn down the bar because he blames it for the death of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fanny Veliz
CAST:  Fanny Veliz  •  Enrique Castillo  •  Cameron Rhodes  •  Rima Te Wiata

A successful young man must return to his childhood small town in Texas to help his father. His father, who's ill, wants him to take over the family business, a dilapidated bar. Secretly the young man wants to burn down the bar because he blames it for the death of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fanny Veliz
CAST:  Fanny Veliz  •  Enrique Castillo  •  Cameron Rhodes  •  Rima Te Wiata

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julian Dennison  •  Rima Te Wiata  •  Rachel House

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taika Waititi
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julian Dennison  •  Rima Te Wiata  •  Rachel House

Bliss (2011)

Bliss tells the story of Katherine Mansfield in her early 20s as she leaves New Zealand and begins her journey as a writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fiona Samuel
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Antony Starr  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Bliss tells the story of Katherine Mansfield in her early 20s as she leaves New Zealand and begins her journey as a writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fiona Samuel
CAST:  Kate Elliott  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Antony Starr  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

The Breaker Upperers (2018)

Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Madeleine Sami  •  Jackie van Beek
CAST:  Jackie van Beek  •  Madeleine Sami  •  Celia Pacquola  •  James Rolleston

Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Madeleine Sami  •  Jackie van Beek
CAST:  Jackie van Beek  •  Madeleine Sami  •  Celia Pacquola  •  James Rolleston

Pork Pie (2017)

A trio of accidental outlaws travel the length of New Zealand, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Murphy
CAST:  Dean O'Gorman  •  James Rolleston  •  Ashleigh Cummings  •  Antonia Prebble

A trio of accidental outlaws travel the length of New Zealand, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Murphy
CAST:  Dean O'Gorman  •  James Rolleston  •  Ashleigh Cummings  •  Antonia Prebble

Prickly Jam (2020)

An end of days comedy animation about an amorous cricket and a starving hedgehog who wants to eat the last cricket left in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cunningham
CAST:  Ryan Cooper  •  Anna Jullienne  •  Rima Te Wiata

An end of days comedy animation about an amorous cricket and a starving hedgehog who wants to eat the last cricket left in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cunningham
CAST:  Ryan Cooper  •  Anna Jullienne  •  Rima Te Wiata

Elder Birdsong (2019)

Elder Birdsong is an animated musical short film in which 3 elderly birds: an ailing Owl, a physically challenged native Tui, and a couple of isolated migratory Korean Godwits sing about challenges of mobility, loneliness, and self-reliance. It is through their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shuchi Kothari  •  Sarina Pearson
CAST:  Rima Te Wiata  •  Margaret Baker  •  Chunjoon Hwang  •  Yoon Young Kim

Elder Birdsong is an animated musical short film in which 3 elderly birds: an ailing Owl, a physically challenged native Tui, and a couple of isolated migratory Korean Godwits sing about challenges of mobility, loneliness, and self-reliance. It is through their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shuchi Kothari  •  Sarina Pearson
CAST:  Rima Te Wiata  •  Margaret Baker  •  Chunjoon Hwang  •  Yoon Young Kim

Cops and Robbers (1994)

After bungling his suicide attempt, a bankrupt man accidentally embarks on a career of crime. In search of condoms, he becomes involved in a bank robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Murray Reece
CAST:  Rima Te Wiata  •  Grant Dodwell  •  Mark Wright  •  Melissa Kounnas

After bungling his suicide attempt, a bankrupt man accidentally embarks on a career of crime. In search of condoms, he becomes involved in a bank robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Murray Reece
CAST:  Rima Te Wiata  •  Grant Dodwell  •  Mark Wright  •  Melissa Kounnas

Kiri and Lou ⁠— Hide and Seek (2022)

The little birds receive some sage motherly advice - Look before you poo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Sinclair
CAST:  Josh Thomson  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Jaquie Brown  •  Olivia Tennet

The little birds receive some sage motherly advice - Look before you poo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Sinclair
CAST:  Josh Thomson  •  Jemaine Clement  •  Jaquie Brown  •  Olivia Tennet

Kiri and Lou ⁠— Grow (2022)

Lou explains that growing is inevitable.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Sinclair
CAST:  Jemaine Clement  •  Olivia Tennet  •  Rima Te Wiata  •  Josh Thomson

Lou explains that growing is inevitable.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Sinclair
CAST:  Jemaine Clement  •  Olivia Tennet  •  Rima Te Wiata  •  Josh Thomson