Tevita has always dreamed of becoming a professional rugby
player, but it was never a priority for his life according to his
Samoan father. Tevita and his father rarely see eye to eye.
Going against his fathers wishes, Tevita sets out to chase his
dreams, but after being met with disappointment Tevita will learn a
hard lesson about what it takes to become a man. He and his father
soon realise the influence they have in each others lives, which
sees them through Tevita's challenges. In the eyes of now-grown
Tevita, his father will always be his hero.
Tevita is a short fiction film created by AUT Television and
Screen Production students. The film is written and directed by
Shekynah Clarke, and co-produced by Jeandre du Plooy and Kristie
Our hope for this short film is that it will empower the
Pacifika community, by exploring topics such as Pacifika family
dynamics, mental illness and sport culture.
Tevita will be our first official film project, and we see it as
the beginning of our filmmaking careers. We are at the preparation
stages of the project, finding actors and working towards an
official schedule. We are planning to shoot from the 31st August
through to the 2nd September.
We are expected to release the film towards the end of October,
and hope to take part in film competitions, with the ultimate goal
in mind of it being screened at a film festival!
Reaching our fundraising goal of $1000 will enable us to provide
actors and crew with an income, and cover the costs of essential
project resources. Your donations will also help us cover the costs
of film competition entry fees and caterers. We want to feed the
fam of course!
We thank you for taking your time to donate towards our
We did it!~
10 MONTHS AGO
Thank you so much to everyone to donated so generously to our project! We made our intended goal and have even surpassed it by more than we could ever hope for. Your on-going donations and support means so much to the team and we would sincerely like to thank you for taking a part in the process.
Any further donations that we recieve is a bonus, it will further allow for us to make our project better and pay for things that can help boost the production value of Tevita.
Once again, thank you so much for all the contributions so far!