Rawiri Paratene

Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale (1986)

Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will the Dog win the affections of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Murray Ball
CAST:  Peter Rowley  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Fiona Samuel  •  Peter Hayden

Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will the Dog win the affections of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Murray Ball
CAST:  Peter Rowley  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Fiona Samuel  •  Peter Hayden

Rapa Nui (1994)

Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to erect a huge statue (moai) in record time before Make can take part in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The reward for winning this race is to rule the island for one year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Esai Morales  •  Sandrine Holt  •  Eru Potaka-Dewes

Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to erect a huge statue (moai) in record time before Make can take part in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The reward for winning this race is to rule the island for one year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Esai Morales  •  Sandrine Holt  •  Eru Potaka-Dewes

Whale Rider (2003)

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On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Cliff Curtis

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Keisha Castle-Hughes  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Cliff Curtis

The Rogue Stallion (1990)

After her father's death, Anna Peterson and her family move from Australia to her father's ancestral home in New Zealand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri Safran
CAST:  Beth Buchanan  •  Brian Rooney  •  Michele Fawdon  •  Andrew Shephard

After her father's death, Anna Peterson and her family move from Australia to her father's ancestral home in New Zealand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri Safran
CAST:  Beth Buchanan  •  Brian Rooney  •  Michele Fawdon  •  Andrew Shephard

The Secret of the Whales (2010)

In New Zealand, a scientist, his family and down-on-his-luck investigator are trying to prove that the beaching of the local whale population is caused by activities of a corporation which is searching for natural gas in the area.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philipp Kadelbach
CAST:  Christophe Lambert  •  Veronica Ferres  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Mario Adorf

In New Zealand, a scientist, his family and down-on-his-luck investigator are trying to prove that the beaching of the local whale population is caused by activities of a corporation which is searching for natural gas in the area.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philipp Kadelbach
CAST:  Christophe Lambert  •  Veronica Ferres  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Mario Adorf

Bride Flight (2008)

A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Sombogaart
CAST:  Karina Smulders  •  Waldemar Torenstra  •  Anna Drijver  •  Rutger Hauer

A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Sombogaart
CAST:  Karina Smulders  •  Waldemar Torenstra  •  Anna Drijver  •  Rutger Hauer

The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)

When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships are blamed upon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Ramirez
CAST:  George Henare  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Joe Folau  •  Teuila Blakely

When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships are blamed upon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Ramirez
CAST:  George Henare  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Joe Folau  •  Teuila Blakely

The Graffiti of Mr. Tupaia (2008)

When a Cook Island school cleaner answers an unusual message on the wall of a girls' toilet cubicle, his life, and the life of the mysterious author, will never be the same again. Based on the Australian short story The Graffiti of Mr Kynyatta by Michael Griffith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Dudman
CAST:  Kip Chapman  •  Alex Hunter  •  Kirstie O'Sullivan  •  Rawiri Paratene

When a Cook Island school cleaner answers an unusual message on the wall of a girls' toilet cubicle, his life, and the life of the mysterious author, will never be the same again. Based on the Australian short story The Graffiti of Mr Kynyatta by Michael Griffith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Dudman
CAST:  Kip Chapman  •  Alex Hunter  •  Kirstie O'Sullivan  •  Rawiri Paratene

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

Five years have passed and Jake has turned his back on his family. He's still up to his usual tricks in McClutchy's Bar, unaware, as he downs his latest opponent, that his eldest son, Nig, has died in a gang fight. The uncomfortable family reunion at Nig's funeral ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Mune
CAST:  Temuera Morrison  •  Rudolph Alford  •  Julian Arahanga  •  Tony Billy

Five years have passed and Jake has turned his back on his family. He's still up to his usual tricks in McClutchy's Bar, unaware, as he downs his latest opponent, that his eldest son, Nig, has died in a gang fight. The uncomfortable family reunion at Nig's funeral ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Mune
CAST:  Temuera Morrison  •  Rudolph Alford  •  Julian Arahanga  •  Tony Billy

Man-Thing (2005)

Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp marked for drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Leonard
CAST:  Matthew Le Nevez  •  Rachael Taylor  •  Jack Thompson  •  Rawiri Paratene

Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp marked for drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Leonard
CAST:  Matthew Le Nevez  •  Rachael Taylor  •  Jack Thompson  •  Rawiri Paratene

Romeo and Juliet: Live from Shakespeare's Globe (2010)

Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story. Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Dromgoole
CAST:  Tomiwa Edun  •  Ellie Kendrick  •  Jack Farthing  •  Philip Cumbus

Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story. Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Dromgoole
CAST:  Tomiwa Edun  •  Ellie Kendrick  •  Jack Farthing  •  Philip Cumbus

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DIRECTION:  Christoph Schrewe
CAST:  Gesine Cukrowski  •  Oliver Bootz  •  Saskia Vester  •  Olga von Luckwald

The Insatiable Moon (2011)

When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosemary Riddell
CAST:  Bruce Phillips  •  Ian Mune  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Sara Wiseman

When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosemary Riddell
CAST:  Bruce Phillips  •  Ian Mune  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Sara Wiseman

Arriving Tuesday (1986)

Monica arrives back from her big overseas experience to find her boyfriend Nick unchanged. Although Nick styles himself an artist, he is really something of a cultural redneck, and when the couple head up north for a break, and they meet up with Riki, a poet, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Riddiford
CAST:  Judy McIntosh  •  Peter Hayden  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Heather Bolton

Monica arrives back from her big overseas experience to find her boyfriend Nick unchanged. Although Nick styles himself an artist, he is really something of a cultural redneck, and when the couple head up north for a break, and they meet up with Riki, a poet, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Riddiford
CAST:  Judy McIntosh  •  Peter Hayden  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Heather Bolton

Barry Barclay: The Camera on the Shore (2009)

Barry Barclay was a New Zealand/Aotearoa director of documentaries and feature films. He is regarded as one of the world's first, and very influential, Indigenous film makers. The film The Camera on The Shore is a feature length introduction to Barry, and to his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Tuckett
CAST:  Barry Barclay  •  Martyn Sanderson  •  Tama Poata  •  Stephen McCurdy

Barry Barclay was a New Zealand/Aotearoa director of documentaries and feature films. He is regarded as one of the world's first, and very influential, Indigenous film makers. The film The Camera on The Shore is a feature length introduction to Barry, and to his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Tuckett
CAST:  Barry Barclay  •  Martyn Sanderson  •  Tama Poata  •  Stephen McCurdy

The Lawnmower Men of Kapu (2012)

A boy witnesses the seemingly magic powers of his Aunties and the continuation of tradition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Libby Hakaraia
CAST:  Atawhai Raureti  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Sonny Arahanga

A boy witnesses the seemingly magic powers of his Aunties and the continuation of tradition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Libby Hakaraia
CAST:  Atawhai Raureti  •  Rawiri Paratene  •  Sonny Arahanga

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

Love Mussel (2001)

In this mockumentary, Kevin Smith plays himself covering the story of a New Zealand town after the discovery that a local shellfish, the geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck") has the properties of Viagra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Geoff Snell  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Peter Rowley

In this mockumentary, Kevin Smith plays himself covering the story of a New Zealand town after the discovery that a local shellfish, the geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck") has the properties of Viagra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Geoff Snell  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Peter Rowley