Company
Whānau Films Ltd
    Taratoa has directed six short films. These have screened in festivals including London Short Film Festival, Encounters Short Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Māoriland Film Festival, Angers Premier Plans and Busan International Short Film Festival, as well as being broadcast on BBC2, BBC3, Film4 and Canal+.
    He is currently developing his first feature with support from the B.F.I. - MĀRAMA is a Māori revenge drama set in Victorian England.
    Taratoa was born in Hawera, Aotearoa. He is part Māori (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa), he lives in London and he speaks German and French.
    • Director (2 Credits)
      EMKHATSINI (Between)2018
      Short
      GOALIE2016
      Short
    • Producer (2 Credits)
      EMKHATSINI (Between)2018
      Short
      GOALIE2016
      Short
    • Writer (1 Credit)
      EMKHATSINI (Between)2018
      Short
    Official Selection
    EMKHATSINI (Between)
    Busan International Short Film Festival
    Busan
    2018
    Nominee Best Short Film
    EMKHATSINI (Between)
    London Short Film Festival
    London
    2018
    Nominee Best UK Short Film Award
    EMKHATSINI (Between)
    East End Film Festival
    London
    2018
    NOMINEE Best Cinematography Award
    GOALIE
    London Short Film Festival
    London
    2017
    WINNER Audience Award, NOMINEE Best UK Short Film Award
    GOALIE
    East End Film Festival
    London
    2016
    Birth City
    Hawera, New Zealand
    Current City
    London, U.K.
    “The most interesting landscape is that of the human face.” - John Ford
    Company
    Whānau Films Ltd
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