Category Archive: Filmmakers

Oct 15

Tusi Tamasese

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Tusi Tamasese A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: 1975 PLACE OF BIRTH: Vaimoso, Samoa EDUCATION: University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington   KNOWN FOR: Filmmaker VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Vaimoso   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards Best Film: The Orator Best Director: for The Orator Best Screenplay: for The Orator 2011 …

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Jun 28

Makerita Urale

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Makerita Urale A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: Samoa EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: Writer, Theatre producer, Documentary filmmaker and a Senior Arts Adviser in the Pacific Arts at Creative New Zealand.   CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Senior Arts Adviser in the Pacific Arts at Creative New Zealand 2010 – Project Manager at …

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Mar 15

Goretti Chadwick

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Goretti Chadwick A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: EDUCATION: UNITEC NZ: Diploma in Stage and Acting   KNOWN FOR: Writer, Actor and Director. She is a course director at the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA). Also appears on television show ‘FreshTV’ with Anapela Polataivao as comedy duo ‘Pani & Pani’ VILLAGES …

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Mar 08

Anapela Polataivao

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Anapela Polataivao A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: April 24, 1973 PLACE OF BIRTH: Auckland, New Zealand EDUCATION: Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School: Bachelor in Performing Arts   KNOWN FOR: Director, Actor and Acting Tutor at the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA). She is a founding member of pacific theatre company, Kila Kokonut Krew. …

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Jul 04

Sima Urale

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Sima Urale A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: 1967 PLACE OF BIRTH: Savai’i, Samoa EDUCATION: Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School graduate. Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne: Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television.   KNOWN FOR: Critically acclaimed Director   CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 – Mana Pasifika Award – Wairoa International Film Festiva …

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