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Thu, 12 Oct


Click Studios, Auckland

PISA presents - Bringing Family, Faith, Footy - a pasifika rugby story, to screen

PISA members are invited along to an exclusive opportunity to hear from the Producer & Director of Family, Faith, Footy - a pasifika rugby story and gain an insight into the creation of this brilliant and powerfully crafted documentary.

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PISA presents - Bringing Family, Faith, Footy - a pasifika rugby story,  to screen
PISA presents - Bringing Family, Faith, Footy - a pasifika rugby story,  to screen

Time & Location

12 Oct 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Click Studios, Auckland , 525 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand

About the Event

This FREE event (available online & in-person) is an exclusive opportunity for PISA members to hear from Adrian Stevanon (Producer) & Fa'alava'au Jeremiah Tauamiti (Director) about their documentary; Family, Faith, Footy - a Pasifika Rugby Story. This event will be an engaging conversation where they will delve into the making of Family, Faith, Footy the challenges of making a feature length documentary about such an extensive topic while navigating the needs of broadcasters, limitations of budget and an audience expectation. - If you haven't seen Family, Faith, Footy yet, it's now available in NZ on TVNZ+ and for everywhere else on!

ADRIAN STEVANON is an award-winning journalist and producer of Samoan/Swiss descent (Afega/Faleula). As Head of Factual of Great Southern Television, he’s guided a number of thought provoking and engaging high profile factual programmes to air including Family, Faith, Footy A Pasifika Rugby Story, The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes, Hongi to Hāngī and Kia Ora, Good Evening. Over the last 20 years he has directed, reported and produced for Tagata Pasifika, One News, Native Affairs, The Hui, The Coconet & Sunday. Adrian has also produced & directed a number of documentaries for Whakaata Māori, Warner Bros. Discovery, TVNZ and RNZ.

FA’ALAVA’AU JEREMIAH TAUAMITI is a writer/director, who has a heart for Pacific stories. Both his debut documentary feature film, For My Father’s Kingdom (Co-director/DOP), and short film Liliu, had their World Premieres at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival. Both films have gone on to win multiple awards around the world, including best film and director. In 2020, Liliu was officially selected in the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival 2020. Last year he directed NZ Comedy SIS for HBO Comedy Central. His latest work (2023) was a tele-feature documentary for TVNZ, Family, Faith & Footy featuring some of worlds greatest Pasifika rugby players shot across 5 countries in the UK and the Pacific. He  is currently in development with the NZ Film Commission with his debut feature drama/action film, Sons of Sāmoa. Jeremiah's villages in Sāmoa are Falelātai Solosolo/Tuana’i/Faleāsiu and is a high chief from the village of Falelatai.

Doors open at 6.00pm.

Event starts at 6.30pm sharp, light refreshments available.

This event is exclusive to PISA members only and limited seats are available. Please RSVP to secure your spot.


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