Rena Owen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rena Owen is a New Zealand actress in film, theatre and television. She is of Maori and Pakeha (European) descent. Owen is most well known in the lead role of Beth in the cult classic movie Once Were Warriors (1994) directed by Lee Tamahori. The role earned Owen a number of awards including Best Actress at the Montreal World Film Festival and San Diego International Film Festival. Owen has also worked with arthouse director Rolf de Heer, one of Australia's most well known directors, in the film Dance Me to My Song (1998). Owen played the role of Rix in the movie which earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the AFI Awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rena Owen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ian McDiarmid

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ian McDiarmid

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

Nemesis Game (2003)

Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she solves lead to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Warn
CAST:  Carly Pope  •  Ian McShane  •  Adrian Paul  •  Rena Owen

Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she solves lead to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Warn
CAST:  Carly Pope  •  Ian McShane  •  Adrian Paul  •  Rena Owen

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

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story (2000)

A teacher is arrested and jailed for raping her 13-year-old student, and twice gives birth to his child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Kramer
CAST:  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Omar Anguiano  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Rena Owen

A teacher is arrested and jailed for raping her 13-year-old student, and twice gives birth to his child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Kramer
CAST:  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Omar Anguiano  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Rena Owen

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

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The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breck Eisner
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Rose Leslie  •  Elijah Wood  •  Michael Caine

The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breck Eisner
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Rose Leslie  •  Elijah Wood  •  Michael Caine

I'll Make You Happy (1999)

Siggy (Jennifer Ward-Lealand) is a teenage "bad girl" who lives and works in a red-light district of Auckland, New Zealand. Just like her fellow streetwalkers, Siggy constantly dreams of leaving "the life" behind. When she learns one day that her pimp is planning a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Athina Tsoulis
CAST:  Jodie Rimmer  •  Carl Bland  •  Ian Hughes  •  Michael Hurst

Siggy (Jennifer Ward-Lealand) is a teenage "bad girl" who lives and works in a red-light district of Auckland, New Zealand. Just like her fellow streetwalkers, Siggy constantly dreams of leaving "the life" behind. When she learns one day that her pimp is planning a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Athina Tsoulis
CAST:  Jodie Rimmer  •  Carl Bland  •  Ian Hughes  •  Michael Hurst

Dance Me to My Song (1998)

The story of Julia, a disabled woman in a wheelchair and voice synthesizer, who's trapped psychologically by a cruel, manipulative caregiver. After the arrival of a mysterious man, Julia begins to question the day-to-day dramas and frustrations she's tolerated for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  John Brumpton  •  Rena Owen  •  Joey Kennedy  •  Heather Rose

The story of Julia, a disabled woman in a wheelchair and voice synthesizer, who's trapped psychologically by a cruel, manipulative caregiver. After the arrival of a mysterious man, Julia begins to question the day-to-day dramas and frustrations she's tolerated for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  John Brumpton  •  Rena Owen  •  Joey Kennedy  •  Heather Rose

Ocean of Pearls (2008)

As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a tradition he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarab Neelam
CAST:  Navi Rawat  •  Omid Abtahi  •  Heather McComb  •  Ron Canada

As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a tradition he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarab Neelam
CAST:  Navi Rawat  •  Omid Abtahi  •  Heather McComb  •  Ron Canada

A Beautiful Life (2009)

A love story about the encounter of two drifting souls. Escaping her abusive past, a woman stays the night with an illegal immigrant friend of a friend. The two get closer and fall in love, but face turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Chomski
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Jesse Garcia  •  Bai Ling  •  Debi Mazar

A love story about the encounter of two drifting souls. Escaping her abusive past, a woman stays the night with an illegal immigrant friend of a friend. The two get closer and fall in love, but face turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Chomski
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Jesse Garcia  •  Bai Ling  •  Debi Mazar

When Love Comes (1998)

Between getting trashed, tripping, blowing guys off and writing songs, Mark falls for Stephen. Fig and Sally put perform Marks songs between casual sex with anyone and everyone. Katie is a few-hit wonder who hit rock-bottom in L.A and returns to New Zealand to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Maxwell
CAST:  Rena Owen  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Simon Prast  •  Nancy Brunning

Between getting trashed, tripping, blowing guys off and writing songs, Mark falls for Stephen. Fig and Sally put perform Marks songs between casual sex with anyone and everyone. Katie is a few-hit wonder who hit rock-bottom in L.A and returns to New Zealand to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Maxwell
CAST:  Rena Owen  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Simon Prast  •  Nancy Brunning

Soul Assassin (2001)

Kevin Burke a young executive for a multinational investment bank, is a rising star in the Rotterdam office. Rewarded for his perceptive eye and mastery of foreign languages, Kevin receives the promotion he has been working for - a coveted spot on the company's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Malkin
CAST:  Skeet Ulrich  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Derek de Lint  •  Rena Owen

Kevin Burke a young executive for a multinational investment bank, is a rising star in the Rotterdam office. Rewarded for his perceptive eye and mastery of foreign languages, Kevin receives the promotion he has been working for - a coveted spot on the company's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Malkin
CAST:  Skeet Ulrich  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Derek de Lint  •  Rena Owen

Amusement (2008)

While being interrogated by a police psychiatrist, the near-catatonic Tabitha tries to explain why she and two of her childhood friends are being hunted by a serial killer. The truth that's dying to come out weaves together three tragic secrets from their past. Two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Simpson
CAST:  Keir O'Donnell  •  Katheryn Winnick  •  Laura Breckenridge  •  Jessica Lucas

While being interrogated by a police psychiatrist, the near-catatonic Tabitha tries to explain why she and two of her childhood friends are being hunted by a serial killer. The truth that's dying to come out weaves together three tragic secrets from their past. Two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Simpson
CAST:  Keir O'Donnell  •  Katheryn Winnick  •  Laura Breckenridge  •  Jessica Lucas

Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Young
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  David Thewlis  •  Jonathan Tucker  •  Erika Christensen

After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Young
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  David Thewlis  •  Jonathan Tucker  •  Erika Christensen

Rain of the Children (2008)

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In Rain of the Children, Ward further explores the subject of his earlier film, In Spring One Plants Alone when, as a young film student he travelled to the Ureweras and documented the lives of an elderly Māori woman (Puhi) and her schizophrenic son (Niki).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Rena Owen  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Taungaroa Emile

In Rain of the Children, Ward further explores the subject of his earlier film, In Spring One Plants Alone when, as a young film student he travelled to the Ureweras and documented the lives of an elderly Māori woman (Puhi) and her schizophrenic son (Niki).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Rena Owen  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Taungaroa Emile

The Land Has Eyes (2004)

Coming of age story about Viki a young pacific islander attempting to escape the stifling conformity of island culture. Inspired by the myth of the Warrior Woman, Viki recovers from the death of her father and fights for justice and freedom for her community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vilsoni Hereniko
CAST:  Sapeta Taito  •  Rena Owen  •  Voi Fesaitu  •  Elisapeti Kafonika Inia

Coming of age story about Viki a young pacific islander attempting to escape the stifling conformity of island culture. Inspired by the myth of the Warrior Woman, Viki recovers from the death of her father and fights for justice and freedom for her community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vilsoni Hereniko
CAST:  Sapeta Taito  •  Rena Owen  •  Voi Fesaitu  •  Elisapeti Kafonika Inia

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

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)

A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey could ever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Henderson
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Joel Tobeck  •  Rena Owen  •  Phyllida Law

A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey could ever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Henderson
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Joel Tobeck  •  Rena Owen  •  Phyllida Law

The Last Survivors (2014)

In the near future, society collapses and water becomes scarce. When a greedy water baron starts violently clearing out survivors, Kendal, a 17-year-old teenager, fights the baron's henchman to keep a well open.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas S. Hammock
CAST:  Haley Lu Richardson  •  Booboo Stewart  •  Max Charles  •  Nicole Fox

In the near future, society collapses and water becomes scarce. When a greedy water baron starts violently clearing out survivors, Kendal, a 17-year-old teenager, fights the baron's henchman to keep a well open.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas S. Hammock
CAST:  Haley Lu Richardson  •  Booboo Stewart  •  Max Charles  •  Nicole Fox
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