ImagineNATIVE is the most prestigious and largest indigenous
film festival in the world. This festival values, acknowledges and
respects diversity and strives towards dispelling stereotypical
notions of indigenous peoples through diverse media presentations
from within our communities.
My Brother Mitchell is a semi-autobiographical film written and
directed by Todd Karehana which explores his experience of grief
after losing a loved one. Shot predominantly in Todd's home town of
Kawerau, the film is visually beautiful, taking the viewer on a
heartfelt quest through cinematic and dreamlike landscapes.
We feel it is of utmost importance that we remain unified as a
rōpū throughout the entire journey of this special film. We believe
this kaupapa will ensure our sustainable, long lasting, meaningful
working relationships well into the future. Because of our shared
values we see ImagineNative as the most important film festival to
present our taonga to the world. We hope to network and develop our
craft by sharing breath and korero with other indigineous
Your generous koha will go towards the cost of flights
and accommodation, ensuring we can make the most of this fantastic
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa,
Nā, Jane, Todd, Mia & Julian.