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Services provided:


  • ​Logistics

  • Prep

  • Scouting

  • Permits & permissions

  • Casting

  • Covid Safety plan 


  • ​Producer: Felicia Brunsting 

  • Director: James Rua

  • Researcher: Grace Sibun 

  • Camera Operator: Luke Stockman           


  • Offline/Online Editor: Josh Yong     

  • GFX Design: Mathew Alexander                            

  • Re-recording Sound Mixer: Colleen Brennan

  • Taonga Pouro Artist: Shane Mclean

Amotai promote the growth of  Māori and Pasifika entrepreneurship. Unlocking opportunities for Māori and Pasifika businesses through supplier diversity.
Ariana Paul from Amotai came to use wanting to create a documentary to preserve the mana of business owners who's livelihoods and dreams have been shattered during these lockdown restrictions, by telling their stories and bringing to life for others their realities.


The Hood and Co jumped at the opportunity to make this documentary happen. The deadline was tight , the restrictions where difficult with the lockdown status but we hustled and made it work. It was an honour to meet these business owners around Tāmaki Makaurau and bring their voices to light.


James and Luke set off with their face masks and camera and approached these brave business owners with sensitivity and skill and within two weeks we had this beautiful finished product. A special thank you to all the businesses involved : 

Adrian Evans - The Gentry

Anita Vaafusuaga - DNA 1st Solution

Anne Mazer - The Great Kiwi Yarn

Glen Ruma & Piri Kake - Independent Traffic Control

Hemi Gibson - Harlan Pepper Food Co

Jacinta Tu’itavake - Nom Nom Seafood

Jacqui Wilkinson - Adventure Capital

Kiri Nathan - KIRI NATHAN

Navneal Singh - Ika Bowl

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