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Everything Is So Different

Everything is so different is an atmospheric music video about love between twin souls. It showcases this visual love, through expression of dance movement, interesting soundscapes, poetry and beautiful singing throughout the piece.

  • Tonina Ngatai
  • Tonina Ngatai
  • Tonina Ngatai
  • Gia Ngatai-Smith, Sophie Williams, Cuba Haslam, Mihaka Matene.
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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Director Biography - Tonina Ngatai

Kia Ora, I am a 43 year old Maori woman from Aotearoa, New Zealand. I graduated in Advanced Digital Film Making, at Yoobee School of Design in February 2017. Before that I graduated with my diploma in Contemporary Music, Unitec, Auckland. I have always had a strong passion for music and the arts, especially pieces that are a little different from mainstream visual and sound. I am a proud Mother of 8 beautiful children whose ages range from 24-11 year old twins. I'd like to continue to make works of art in both music and film. It is my greatest passion.

Nga Mihi

Tonina Ngatai.

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Director Statement

This music video I created, Everything Is So Different, is a love story of two souls becoming one. This is an atmospheric piece of visual and audio art. The music was created on logic pro X which I made from home in 2016. I loved the music and had always wanted to do something cool with it. So when the opportunity came to do a Music Video for my last student project, I wrote lyrics and melody for the poetry section (which I performed) and recruited my daughter, Gia to sing over the track. After the music and vocals were complete, I asked two of my friends, Sophie and Cuba, who are the most gorgeous dancers, to come in to the green screen room and dance to the music. They were total professionals and came up with some amazing dance movements that I edited in Premiere Pro and After Effects.
I wanted to create a journey of visual and audio sound that's different from the music video's we see today, yet still romantic and captivating.