Always good to be on the road. Despite the atrocious driving conditions.
Maoriland Film Festival is a pretty awesome event. Held in Otaki, a small town on the Kapiti Coast it features films from indigenous cultures from around the globe. I didn’t get see all I wanted of course. This year it was bigger and the support has grown with its ambition.
There was also a film making competition which I was invited to participate in. Called Native Slam the crews were made up of one local (Maori) and two visiting film makers. We had 3 days to make a film, from concept to screen.
I was teamed up with Blackhorse Lowe (right), a Navajo director from New Mexico and Sunna Nousiemi, a Sami women from Finland. We had a lot of fun and the film we made was pretty damn good. Even if I say so myself haha. Looking forward to the next time we meet.
I’ve been working on a film set again, this time as a stills photographer. But I can’t publish any photos yet. Have to wait for the publicity to kick in. So I’ll post this. Just one of many beautiful sunsets this summer.
Storm getting sand blasted while he’s obediently waiting for me to take photos, haha It’s been a summer of extremes so far. High winds, rain and hot, sometimes subtropical days and nights.
I have been working on a short documentary called Tides of Change, about our land and ancestor who established Waikanae township in the 1800s. Here is a teaser: