The Untold Tales Of Tūteremoana

Acclaimed writer and director Hiona Henare reimagines three oral stories passed down her family line in this new Māori fantasy anthology THE UNTOLD TALES OF TŪTEREMOANA. In a battle against time, three unlikely youths are forced into heroism when their ancestors call on them to lead and protect their people and customary traditions. With an all-Māori cast that includes New Zealand's rising stars Mairehau Grace-Smith, Isis Bradley-Kiwi and Paku Fernandez; alongside veteran actors of stage and screen Lawrence Makoare, Mere Boynton, Tanea Heke and Helen Otene-Pearse. THE UNTOLD TALES OF TŪTEREMOANA celebrates the renaissance of the endangered Māori language and promises audiences an epic indigenous experience.

A father's immortal existence is upended when his daughter unearths a human footprint in their secluded sanctuary in the Tararua mountains.

When Tiaki's older brother Tamatea is sent on his first quest to find a reclusive tohunga in the distant mountains, a supernatural force compels Tiaki to follow him.

Whiro becomes the target of a witch hunt when strange occurrences in the sand dune urupa creates fear and hysteria amongst local villagers following her grandmother's burial.

  • Hiona Henare
  • Hiona Henare
  • Sharlene George
  • Gal Greenspan
  • Rickylee Waipuka-Russell
  • Hiona Henare
  • Lawrence Makoare
    Key Cast
  • Isis Bradley
    Key Cast
  • Whirimako Black
    Key Cast
  • Ngahuia Kopa
    Key Cast
  • Mere Boynton
    Key Cast
  • Helen Pearse-Otene
    Key Cast
  • Tanea Heke
    Key Cast
  • Mairehau Grace
    Key Cast
  • Poroaki Mcdonald
    Key Cast
  • Paku Fernandez
    Key Cast
  • Fred Renata
  • Riki Gooch
    Music Composer
  • Ani O'Neil
    Costume Designers
  • Feeona Wall
    Costume Designers
  • Josh O'Neil
    Production Designer
  • Rakai Kingi
    Art Designer
  • Jon Baxter
    Special Effects Director
  • Project Type:
    Television, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 14, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, H.264 MP4 AND DCP
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  • Hiona Henare
Director - Hiona Henare