Project Description

Campaign Highlights
Extensive editorial coverage across TV, print, radio and online media outlets
A sold out New Zealand premiere in partnership with Variety
Nationwide talent publicity tour with Temuera Morrsion and Akuhata Keefe
Sold out Q+A screenings across New Zealand
Engagement with key marketing partners including 2Degrees, The Public Trust, Variety and Whitcoulls.

About the film
Origin: New Zealand
Director: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Temuera Morrsion, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty

From the author of “Whale Rider”, the screenwriter of “Master and Commander” and the producer and director of “Once Were Warriors” comes a profound and enduring tale of rural family life. 1960s, East Coast of New Zealand. Two Maori sheep-shearing families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, are longstanding enemies and commercial rivals. 14-year-old Simeon Mahana, the youngest son is in conflict with his traditionalist grandfather, Tamihana. As Simeon unravels the truth behind the longstanding family vendetta he risks not just his own future prospects but the cohesion of the entire tight-knit society.