Private Project

Walking in the Footsteps of the Ancestors

Aotearoa - Maori for New Zealand

Follow the journey of the "Walking in the Footsteps of the Ancestors" tour, as Indigenous elders from all over the world discover New Zealand for the first time. Join the walk on the Maori Peoples path to sovereignty.

Hecta Herekiuha (MAORI), Ehulani Stephany (HAWAI'I) of VolcanoScapes… Dancing with the Goddess and Bunna Lawrie (FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE) of Julian Lennon’s Whaledreamers and the musical group Coloured Stone.

Made in association with the non-profit organization Hands Around the World, run by Lynne 'Sealotus' Edmondson, who organized walkabouts in New Zealand 2017 and Hawai'i 2019.

Edited, Scored, Shot, Produced and Directed by Morgan J. Miller

  • Morgan Miller
    Free Hand, Charles the Tree, Bullseye Baby
  • N / A
  • Morgan Miller
  • Lynne Edmondson
  • Bunna Lawrie
    Key Cast
    Whaledreamers (2006)
  • Ehulani Stephany
    Key Cast
    VolcanoScapes… Dancing with the Goddess (2014)
  • Hecta Herekiuha
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Indigenous, Sovereignty, Natives, Human Rights, Common Law
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
    English, Maori
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  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Morgan Miller

Morgan has over 22 years experience writing, directing, & editing award winning films. Graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Photography.
10 years experience playing piano and scoring music for his own films and commercials that have gone on to win multiple awards and be acquired to studio streaming services. He has worked with high profile clients including members of Gentle Giant, Frank Zappa’s Band, David Fincher, Lloyd Kaufman, and Academy award winner Erik Messerschmidt.

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Director Statement

I would like this film to unite indigenous communities worldwide and spark similar movements as The Maori Peoples fight for sovereignty.