Takes a Village - Maori Television

Early in 2018, we were hired by AWA films to production manage and line produce an 8-episode comedy television series to be screened on Maori Television called Takes a Village.

We decided to shoot the series in locations all over Porirua with a large cast over a 4 week period. The cast and crew were predominantly Maori and the production was steeped in Maori kaupapa. We started each day with a karakia and waiata and there was a lot of fun, playful antics on set.  

The series was funded by NZ on Air and Te Māngai Pāho, it is due to be screened on Maori Television in September.

Here are some of my promotional photographs of the colourful characters that were on set.