September 25, 2014
Maori filmmakers to fore
Maori filmmakers will be to the fore at this weekend’s Big Screen Symposium in Auckland.
Tui Ruwhiu, the new executive director of the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand, says Maori provide a distinct and unique voice to New Zealand content that is recognised internationally.
He says the symposium allows people to hear about where the industry is going at a time of technological upheaval.
There are a range of international and local speakers, including What We Did In the Shadows director Taika Waititi and The Dead Lands producer Tainui Stevens.
" Obviously we've had some films like the Deadlands, Taika's film What we do in the shadows. Many other New Zealand films have come out this year and there's been a wonderful success with many of those films so it's a great opportunity to rub shoulders with people at all levels of the industry and to take on some wonderful knowledge and some wonderful experiences " he says.
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