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TE REREKA TRANSFORMATION - Earlier this year our previous puppet show, TE REREKA-THE FLIGHT, was adapted as a six-chapter te reo maori e-audiobook for the Ministry of Education, for their new on-line site TE KAUWHATA. The story is called TE REREKA WAIRUA O POURAKAHUA and has also been published as a musical audiobook of the same name, available for purchase from AUDIOBOOKNZ. This te reo Kāi Tahu adaptation has just been re-written by me for a TAKI RUA PRODUCTIONS national tour in 2021,2022 and is due to be workshopped in March 2020 with a new company of puppeteers, designers and director. The evolution of this māori rock-art inspired story as it continues to manifest in different mediums, including clothing and accessories - is exciting.
TE PORI PŌHATU - ANIMATION -With recent financial support from NGAI TAHU FUND, we are now in pre-production mode making content for our rock-art animation series TE PORI PŌHATU, that will be released to on-line broadcast platforms in 2020. I am presently making rock-art puppet miniatures for the stop-motion shoot, shot listing,story-boarding and doing camera and lighting tests, before we begin shooting the animation series.