Kōkako Productions

In a world beyond cell phone coverage, a young woman hunts for the kōkako; a bird on the brink of extinction. On learning that she missed her Nan's funeral while in the New Zealand wilderness, the forest becomes a stage where her mind plays out anticipated condemnation and disapproval from whānau. Birds she encounters take on the form of her divorced parents and she concludes that, like her Nan, the kōkako must be gone forever. On playing the Kōkako song one final time, she finds herself reconnected with the family she left behind and is able to let Nan go.

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Kōkako Productions

Kōkako is a short film selected by the New Zealand Film Commission for Fresh Short 10 funding. We invite you to help support us tell this unique story.

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