Fala Media are executive producing the AHO SHORTS production project. A short film making initiative for Māori communities it is expected to be completed in 2013.
” In the darkness of the theatre, stories are colour blind. Movies offer us Māori, a chance to transcend and shrug off our post-colonial everyday hassles. What our old ones have taught us is, people are the most important, ” he tangata, he tangata ” says Executive Producer Whetu Fala.
AHO SHORTS is all about the people. We are working with Māori storytellers from three areas, Waiariki, Hokianga and Waikaremoana.
We are encouraging whanau (families) to help make their short films. The karanga (call) is also going out to professional crew, actors, directors, producers for those who whakapapa (have family ties) to Waikaremoana, Hokianga and Waiariki regions, to come home and be part of this.
Pre-production is underway with filming slated to start in February – May 2013 . An initiative of Ngā Aho Whakaari – Māori in Screen Production it is funded by the NZ Film Commission.