Another great holiday

We traveled our usual migration this year, up the East Coast then on to Northland. Love it. Some images from Tuparoa. Old St Mary's church, and although my grandmother is buried here I have actualy never been inside. Nor had my father who was born and bred here. I guess an interesting fact is all …

Kāhu

Was really lucky  this week. The final shots for the movie The Pā Boys involved filming a Kaahu, a beautiful bird that you don't get much chance of seeing up close. Found that out as we chased several around the Bay of Plenty and East Coast landscape without much luck. They are common (as opposed …

Kekeno

There have been a lot of fur seal pups washed up on the beach. It is the time of year that the mum's kick them out of the, um, pool? A lot don't survive. This one looked pretty exhausted but when I retiurned it had made it's way halfway back to the ocean. http://youtu.be/fdX8CTNoX5w The …

Bomb

On the first day of shooting the film The Strength of Water this car came driving along the road. I thought it was a prop or part of the movie. But no, it was a local on his way to go fishing haha. Note the exhaust pipe attached directly to the motor. So water doesn't …

Hawaiki

I made a short video of my trip to Hawai'i earlier this year. I attended the inaugural Deep Waters Film Festival organised by PIC and UH. I didn't get out to the beaches, was much luckier than that. I got to spend my whole time there with locals (Tangata Whenua) enjoying their philosophies, politics and …

Indigenous Film Symposium

Indigenous Film Symposium I'm attending the International Symposium for Maori and Indigenous Screen Production in Auckland this weekend. Awesome line up of international and local guests. Looking forward to it. One guest, Neil Diamond (yes) is a native Canadian film maker who I met in DC recently. They are screenig his film 'Reel Injuns' about …