Read the full biography. NZ agent. The original line-up consisted of five musicians from across the Pacific. Their string of hits in the 80s and 90s helped Aotearoa forge a new Pacific identity. For this documentary director Tearepa Kahi Poi E: The Story of Our Song , Mt Zion captures the band's reunion, and interviews key members about the protest movement that lit a fire under the group, their chart topping success, and famous collaborations.
Avatar 2. He is one of New Zealand's headline actors, having broken into the industry 25 years ago with a performance he now jokes about. In it, there's a shot of someone's muddy feet — those are mine," he says. He played Mana. That casual, throwaway joke about his early years in film also shows the incredible transformation in New Zealand cinema which mirrors Curtis' own career.
I talked to Curtis in December of to get the skinny on this part that […]. I spoke with Cliff Curtis while he was in the mountains over in New Zealand shooting some project. With the satellites the way they were, and the huge time difference, there was only a brief window of opportunity each day to speak with Curtis. After several failed attempts to talk to him in a conference call through his publicist, I ended up calling New Zealand to get a better connection.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Based on the life of Genesis Potini, a bipolar Maori chess champion, the film follows a coach and a group of poor kids from small-town New Zealand to the national championships in Auckland.