May 9, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Compelling Maori short film to premiere in Europe

1 min read
Tits on a Bull

Tits on a Bull, a short film by Tim Worrall with Hikoi NZ and Velvetstone Media is having its premiere on 5th March at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland.

The film written and directed by Tim Worrall (Ngai Tuhoe) and produced by Lara Northcroft (Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa, Tainui)and Piripi Curtis (Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Rongomai) tells the story of inseparablerugby mates, whose friendship is tested when one begins a romance with the team captain.

This well-written, engaging story featuresfully realised characters andsharp biting dialogue and sees award-winning actorRoy Billingteam up withNgawaea Taia and Maria Walker.

[quote_center]”It’s Maori, Pakeha, rural, gay, straight, funny, real” lots of good reasons to make and SEE it.[/quote_center]

The film will be competing in the international section of the festival. TheNZ Film Commission is sending both Mr Worrall and Mr Curtis over to attend.

The team have received generous support from local Rotorua businesses includingBurger Fuel; Zippy Central; Rydges Hotel; The Mud Hut; Hirepool Rotorua; Rongomaipapa Marae; Villa Productions; Global Velocity and the Rotorua Civic Arts Trust.

TimWorrallWriter/Director – Tim Worrall
Producer-Piripi Curtis
Lara1Producer – Lara Northcroft

Tampere FilmFestival

The Tampere Film Festival is one of the most important short film festivals inEurope. Their programme consists of International and National Competitions and a diverse range of special programmes, showcasing both new short and documentary films around the world and older archive gems of filmic art.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.