Based in Auckland Genre Film

Penehamine Netana-Patuawa

I am a film maker who likes to be completely absorbed in my work. Since 2008 I have successfully written, produced, directed and edited a number of short films and videos. I have always had to raise the funds myself, often asking hundreds of individuals and businesses for support – and never giving up when I have been declined until I have found supporters who shared my creative vision. My incomparable commitment and stamina have their seeds in the passion I feel for the film projects I am an integral part of. Many of my films have either dealt with social issues, or are based on experiences from my own life or the lives of people close to me. My approach to ensuring the successful completion of my films and videos is: PLANNING + FOCUS + PERSISTENCE = SUCCESS.