A paradise lost? Imagine living off the grid on a bush-covered
island surrounded by light sand beaches and a beautiful teal sea. A
true paradise. Now imagine losing this paradise to a rising ocean.
What can be done? How can you stop waves?
Climate change is an issue we all face on a global scale and to
counteract its effects is a huge challenge for us and the future
generations. Karl Webber lives on Motu Ngarara, an island off the
Kapiti Coast. It has an amazing history, is surrounded by a marine
reserve and is situated on the South Eastern end of Kāpiti Island,
one of our oldest off shore bird sanctuaries.
What can one person do to try and counteract the effects of our
consumer lifestyle and global warming? And what lessons can we
learn about ourselves, our past and the future.
'Motu' explores this dilemma and how a positive attitude can
help to make change.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Loading Docs is supported by NZ On Air, the New Zealand Film
Commission and Te Māngai Pāho, who all want to see this film get
made: they will provide an additional $4450 but only if we hit our
funding goal of $2000 on Boosted.
All donations are hugely appreciated; every little bit will help
this film get made.
We hugely appreciate any support you can give.
Himiona Grace, Director
Himiona Grace is the writer/director of the feature film The Pa
Boys (2014) and is co-director of Mai Kapiti, a small video
production company based on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand.
With a strong background in writing, music and photography it
was always his goal to merge these skills and become a film maker.
He trained in camera, sound and editing at Pacific Films and was
fortunate to be mentored by some of New Zealand's most iconic film
makers including Merata Mita, Barry Barclay, Geoff Murphy and
writer Graeme Tetley.
Himiona is currently writing his third feature film 'Haka' based
around a kapa haka group (traditional Maori dance and song) on
their quest to compete in the National competitions and is working
on a documentary looking at the traditional concepts around
Anahera Parata, Producer
Ngati Toa Rangatira, Taranaki
With a reputation for knowledge, efficiency, organisational
skill, and successful outcomes her proactive approach to managing
productions ensures delivery is on time and to budget every time.
She is valued for her problem solving ability, focussed decision
making, decisive planning and meticulous oversight of multiple
tasks at once.
Aside from being an accomplished and highly sought after team
member, Anahera enjoys creativity outside Film and Television, she
was nominated for the NZ Best Design award in 2014 for her work
across a large scale art exhibition at Te Papa. From the success of
her work came an offer recently presented to her by Te Papa to sit
on their Digital Panel as the lead external Producer.
Her passion for Tikanga Maori underpin her fundamental way of
being, it helps control and manage her interpersonal relations,
provides ways for cast and crew to interact collaboratively and
determines largely how she identifies herself.
She has written and managed budgets from low end $20k per ep
documentaries to $5million per ep international drama series.
Anahera is comfortable across all facets of production having
worked as a Field Producer from grass roots level to the extreme
constraints of shooting in the UAE. Her strong industry networks
both here and abroad have been key to the success of past