Calvin Tuteao

Kawa (2010)

A psychological drama of a family in crisis. Kawa, a successful Māori businessman in Auckland, New Zealand, is forced to reveal his lifelong secret - that he is gay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katie Wolfe
CAST:  Calvin Tuteao  •  Nathalie Boltt  •  George Henare  •  Vicky Haughton

A psychological drama of a family in crisis. Kawa, a successful Māori businessman in Auckland, New Zealand, is forced to reveal his lifelong secret - that he is gay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katie Wolfe
CAST:  Calvin Tuteao  •  Nathalie Boltt  •  George Henare  •  Vicky Haughton

The Man Who Lost His Head (2007)

Martin Clunes stars as a straight-laced museum curator who finds himself travelling to New Zealand to settle a dispute with a Maori community about an ancient carving - with unexpected consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Johnson
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  John Callen  •  Gareth Reeves  •  John Leigh

Martin Clunes stars as a straight-laced museum curator who finds himself travelling to New Zealand to settle a dispute with a Maori community about an ancient carving - with unexpected consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Johnson
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  John Callen  •  Gareth Reeves  •  John Leigh

The Last Saint (2014)

Minka is a teenage Polynesian boy living in the heart of the city. With his P-addicted mother well on the way to going completely off the rails, three people enter his life - each with a promise - each with the power to destroy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rene Naufahu
CAST:  Beulah Koale  •  Calvin Tuteao  •  Joseph Naufahu  •  Xavier Horan

Minka is a teenage Polynesian boy living in the heart of the city. With his P-addicted mother well on the way to going completely off the rails, three people enter his life - each with a promise - each with the power to destroy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rene Naufahu
CAST:  Beulah Koale  •  Calvin Tuteao  •  Joseph Naufahu  •  Xavier Horan

The Pā Boys (2014)

The Pa Boys is an energetic, uplifting road movie capturing the best of New Zealand's culture, beauty, talent and music, whilst exploring themes of identity, friendship and discovering your roots.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Himiona Grace
CAST:  Francis Kora  •  Matariki Whatarua  •  Tola Newbery  •  Juanita Hepi

The Pa Boys is an energetic, uplifting road movie capturing the best of New Zealand's culture, beauty, talent and music, whilst exploring themes of identity, friendship and discovering your roots.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Himiona Grace
CAST:  Francis Kora  •  Matariki Whatarua  •  Tola Newbery  •  Juanita Hepi

Hitch Hike (2012)

On a trip to find his birth mother, 18-year-old Aaron is forced to hitch a ride with a rough- looking stranger, Maka. Out of fear, Aaron rejects Maka’s friendship, but when the reunion with his mother doesn’t go quite as planned, he discovers that the stranger may ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Saville
CAST:  Aaron McGregor  •  Aidee Walker  •  Calvin Tuteao

On a trip to find his birth mother, 18-year-old Aaron is forced to hitch a ride with a rough- looking stranger, Maka. Out of fear, Aaron rejects Maka’s friendship, but when the reunion with his mother doesn’t go quite as planned, he discovers that the stranger may ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Saville
CAST:  Aaron McGregor  •  Aidee Walker  •  Calvin Tuteao

The Feathers of Peace (2000)

This remarkable film traces the final impact which both races had on the indigenous Moriori of the Chatham Islands. Moriori were a peaceful people who vowed never to take up arms against another human being. They were capable of defeating the invaders, but chose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Barclay
CAST:  Sonny Kirikiri  •  Calvin Tuteao  •  John Callen  •  Michael Lawrence

This remarkable film traces the final impact which both races had on the indigenous Moriori of the Chatham Islands. Moriori were a peaceful people who vowed never to take up arms against another human being. They were capable of defeating the invaders, but chose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Barclay
CAST:  Sonny Kirikiri  •  Calvin Tuteao  •  John Callen  •  Michael Lawrence

In Dark Places (2018)

In Dark Places is the gripping story of an innocent man, imprisoned for two decades for a crime he did not commit, and an ex-cop's heroic battle to win him his freedom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bennett
CAST:  Richard Te Are  •  Craig Hall  •  Jocelyn Christian  •  Peter Tait

In Dark Places is the gripping story of an innocent man, imprisoned for two decades for a crime he did not commit, and an ex-cop's heroic battle to win him his freedom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bennett
CAST:  Richard Te Are  •  Craig Hall  •  Jocelyn Christian  •  Peter Tait

Once Were Warriors (1994)

A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Rena Owen  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell  •  Julian Arahanga

A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Rena Owen  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell  •  Julian Arahanga

Warbrick (2009)

This short follows Joe Warbrick (Calvin Tuteao), captain of the New Zealand Natives rugby team, as he tries to rouse his battle-weary players to head unto the breach once more, for a test against England. It’s midwinter during the trailblazing 1888-89 tour (17 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pere Durie  •  Meihana Durie
CAST:  Calvin Tuteao

This short follows Joe Warbrick (Calvin Tuteao), captain of the New Zealand Natives rugby team, as he tries to rouse his battle-weary players to head unto the breach once more, for a test against England. It’s midwinter during the trailblazing 1888-89 tour (17 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pere Durie  •  Meihana Durie
CAST:  Calvin Tuteao

Waitangi - What Really Happened (2011)

This docudrama follows an imaginary news reporter who travels back in time to cover the days leading up to the Treaty of Waitangi’s 6 February 1840 signing. The production drops the usual solemnity surrounding Aotearoa’s founding document, and uses humour and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Burger
CAST:  George Henare  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Calvin Tuteao  •  Jarod Rawiri

This docudrama follows an imaginary news reporter who travels back in time to cover the days leading up to the Treaty of Waitangi’s 6 February 1840 signing. The production drops the usual solemnity surrounding Aotearoa’s founding document, and uses humour and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Burger
CAST:  George Henare  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Calvin Tuteao  •  Jarod Rawiri

Patu Ihu (2008)

After the death of his uncle, a young man remembers back to a game his uncle taught him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Summer Agnew
CAST:  Kohonui Joshua Wilcox  •  Calvin Tuteao  •  Merekatene Simpson  •  Louis Kemara

After the death of his uncle, a young man remembers back to a game his uncle taught him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Summer Agnew
CAST:  Kohonui Joshua Wilcox  •  Calvin Tuteao  •  Merekatene Simpson  •  Louis Kemara

Cousins (2021)

Separated as children, three cousins with an unshakable bond confront their painful pasts and embark on an emotional journey to find each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Briar Grace Smith  •  Ainsley Gardiner
CAST:  Tanea Heke  •  Rachel House  •  Briar Grace Smith  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Separated as children, three cousins with an unshakable bond confront their painful pasts and embark on an emotional journey to find each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Briar Grace Smith  •  Ainsley Gardiner
CAST:  Tanea Heke  •  Rachel House  •  Briar Grace Smith  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford