Based in Bay of Plenty Genre Film

Tim Worrall & Aaron Smart


Co-Director Tim Worrall (Ngai Tūhoe, Te Arawa) is an award winning screen-writer, director and graphic designer based in Rotorua, New Zealand. Much of his work is inspired by his Māori heritage. Recent screen work includes: his own short films The Road to Whakarae (with Aaron Smart) and Tits on a Bull; writing stints on television dramas This is Piki, Kairakau and Head High; as well as writing and directing for the comedy series Only in Aotearoa. Tim’s design work includes graphics for Team All Blacks and the 2017 Lions Tour. He is married to Taria Tahana with whom he has two sons – Tiki and Tanu



Co-Director Aaron Smart is an award winning documentary film-maker and co-owner of Shine Wedding Films based in Tauranga. A lot of his work is inspired by his love of the outdoors and in particular trail running and ultra marathons where he has produced the official documentaries for the Tarawera Ultra Marathon, Waitomo Trail Run and the Hillary Ultra. Recent screen work includes: his own short documentary films The Woman Who Eats Weeds, A Forest Forever, The Road to Whakarae (with Tim Worrall) Just Keep Running and the Training for an Epic series. He is currently in pre production on a short documentary about the inventors of the zorb.



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