May 19, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

World Premiere For Stan Walkers New Film MT ZION

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MT ZION, the new movie starring singer Stan Walker in his film debut, will have its World Premiere before an audience of invited guests, celebrities and the films stars at Event Cinemas in Manukau on February 4. The film opens in cinemas nationwide on Wednesday February 6

mt-zion-stan-walkerMT ZIONs stars Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, David Wikaira-Paul, Darcey-Ray Flavell-Hudson and Troy Kingi, along with the director Tearepa Kahi, will be arriving at the premiere in classic 1970s vehicles to walk the red carpet in style.

MT ZION is a family-oriented story in which Walkers character Turei and his family are hard-working potato farm contractors in rural Pukekohe. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band, Small Axe, being the support act for Bob Marleys 1979 tour. But its a dream that challenges the traditions and values of his upbringing and will set him at odds with his family – particularly his father (Temuera Morrison), a true man of the land.

MT ZION is written and directed by Tearepa Kahi, who drew inspiration for the story from his own family background. The film features original music in a uniquely Maori take on Marleys reggae. Walkers recently released single Take It Easy plays over the films end credits, and also features on the Mt Zion soundtrack album, to be released February 1st by Sony Music New Zealand.

Mt Zion is a Small Axe Films production in association with the NZ Film Commission, NZ On Air, Maori Television and Te Mangai Paho. The films distributor is Sony Pictures. Rating: PG Coarse language

See trailer here:
See Take It Easy video here:

Photos are available here:

For MEDIA PASSES to cover the red carpet, interviews and photos, contact Sue May[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> 0274 739318

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