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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