12 episodes - 22'30"
Directed by: Kiel McNaughton
Written by: Millen Baird
With: Millen Baird, Fasitua Amosa, Glen Levy, Jimmy James Fletcher & Jennifer Ward-Lealand
The Mooncake and the Kūmara
In a dirty and alienating 1929 New Zealand a sensitive kōtiro Māori and an introverted young Chinese migrant defy society and let their forbidden love grow in a moving, depression era love story.
Based on the stageplay by Mei Lin Hansen.
6 part series
After failing to convince his new lover to move to Detroit, hard-nosed cop, Ramone Cook, reluctantly relocates to New Plymouth (NZ) to prepare for his role as dutiful dad. After talking himself onto the NP police force we really find out how much of a ticking time bomb Ramone really is.
He’s used to the mean streets of Detroit, not the boring beat of the Naki. To make matters worse, he’s just been partnered with Peter Ness - an opinionated white kiwi male with a mullet who hates everything about the USA.
When his late father’s priceless championship belt is stolen by a savage gang an academic Tongan man must balance brains with brawn to defeat the barbaric kingpin and get the belt back.