Haka Atua

A young boy who dreams of rugby stardom receives unexpected help from a shadowy stranger and a mysterious book, which contains a Haka riddled with untapped potential….

A dark look at what happens when a love of the national sport grows into an obsession.

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StarringRaaz Alfassi-Berman
Bryony Barker
Kawhia Chambers
Paul McDonald
Nikau Reti-Beazley
Bevan Hodder
Ali Cowley
Meramanji Odedra
 
School rugby teamTaiawa Edwards
Uate Filikitonga
Regan Hayward
Carlos Maddigan
Anzac Risetto
 
ExtrasSamuel Broun
Leo Cai
Dominic Davidson
Lachlan Dunwoodie
Thisara Gunasekara
Chris Ku
Kirsten Parker
Shannon Sinton
Daniel Soudlenkov
 
Written & directed byNick Burridge
‘Ka tuhi au’ composed byKimoro Te Wakaunua Taiepa
ProducersJohnathan Guest & Monique Hoseason
 
DoPAlex Jenkins
1st ACAlex Martin
2nd ACAngie Sanchez-Villar
Steadicam OpJoe Lawry
GafferSpencer Locke-Bonney @ High Voltage
SoundKaveh Sharifian
Makeup/Costume StandbyShannon Sinton
SFX MakeupLuana Miller
Makeup AssistKirsten Parker
Art StandbyPeter Haynes
 
Haka ChoreographerNikau Beazley
Stunt CoordinatorDayna Grant
Key Stunt RiggerBen O’Hanlon
Unit/PABen Day
CateringJocelyn Bunch
BTSDan Rooke
 
Sound DesignerKahra Scott-James
Music ComposerLuke Fitzgerald
EditorLuke Urquhart
Colour Grade & OnlineJohnathan Guest @ Halcyon Digital
 
VFXHalcyon Digital
VFX ArtistsNick Burridge
Johnathan Guest
Rotoscope ArtistsAshton Goatley
Hamish Fyfe
Reagan Qiu
Zarni Saw
 
Specials ThanksAuckland Grammar School
Scott & Debbie Burridge
Sophia Schön
Waitemata Rugby Club
The New Zealand Stunt School
Paul Richards @ Nutshell Cameras
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