May 7, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Two Maori made films chosen for Sundance Film Festival

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Two Maori made short films have been selected for the 27th Sundace Film Festival, a top US independent film festival.

The 81 short films chosen represent 21 countries and where chosen form over 6,700 submissions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival s!

Ebony Society is Outrageous Fortune star Tammy Davis’ debut as a writer and director. Redemption is director and co-writer Katie Wolfe’s second short film to be selected for Sundance.

Indigenous Shorts Showcase

  • Ebony Society / Aotearoa-New Zealand (Director and Screenwriter: Tammy Davis [Ng?ti Rangi & Atihaunui a Paparangi]) – One night out stealing; two boys learn a lesson.
  • Redemption / Aotearoa-New Zealand (Director: Katie Wolfe [Taranaki/Ngati Tama Ngati Mutunga]; Co-Screenwriters: Tim Balme, Renae Maihi [Nga Puhi/Ngati Hine, Te Arawa/Ngati Wakaue], and Katie Wolfe based on the short story by Phil Kawana [Ngaruahinerangi, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitane]) – A boy. A girl. A step too far.

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1 thought on “Two Maori made films chosen for Sundance Film Festival

  1. Redemptions was soul destroying. It evoked so much emotion. I sometimes wonder about our whanau….

    Ebony had me in fits the whole way through… Those fallas were naughty, but they at least had a conscience! Hilarious!

    I’m so proud of Katie & Tammy! Two totally different stories, but so brilliantly told….

    Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui! Ko te taumata ko te rangi! Take us all there! We’re all proud of you!

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