NGĀ AHO WHAKAARI – HUI-A-TAU 2019
16 March, The Hollywood Theatre, 
20 St Georges Rd, Avondale, Auckland.           

Ka whati te tai ka pao te tōrea                                                                         
When the tide recedes, the oystercatcher strikes     

PROGRAMME

0900 – 1000 WHAKATAU/REGISTRATION/KAPUTĪ

1000 – 1010 Mihi/Welcome

1010 – 1040 AHO SHORT FILMS

Yellow Roses by Paula Whetu Jones

Ani by Josephine Stewart – Te Whiu

1045 – 1130  DIRECTING ACTORS

Building the narrative with your actors.

1045 – 1115 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Knowledge and Insights to the international markets.

1130 – 1215  PITCHING YOUR BIG IDEA

Open to Hui-a-Tau registrants and Ngā Aho Whakaari Members.
To register for this session email: pa@ngaahowhakaari.co.nz

LINK TO AHO SHORTS RULES

1215 – 1245 A conversation with Michelle Derosier

1245 – 1330  Ka tina tātou ā te poupoutanga o te rā

1340 – 1415 ARCHIVING OF OUR TAONGA

A kōrero around the future of archiving Māori sound and vision.

LINK TE KARERE

1430 – 1445  AHO SHORT FILM

‘Rū’ co-written and directed by Awanui Simich Pene

1445 – 1530 CHANGING GATEWAYS FOR NEWS & JOURNALISM

A frank discussion on the cost of keeping news & journalism alive in this click and share world

1445 – 1530 CLOSEUP SESSION WITH MICHELLE DEROSIER

In the Hall for 20 booked participants only.

1540 – 1630  TE PUNI KŌKIRI – MĀORI MEDIA SECTOR SHIFT REVIEW

A kōrero with TPK – It’s a turbulent time for our sector and this Review could change everything. Time to have your say.

BREAK

1700 – 1745   PŪTEA MONI 2019 & BEYOND

Larry Parr – Te Mangai Paho

Jane Wrightson – NZ on Air

Annabelle Sheehan – NZ Film Commission

1800 INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM – ANGELIQUE’S ISLE

Presented by Our International Guest – the Writer/Director, Michelle Derosier

1930  ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Aho Shorts Film Pitch short list from the morning’s competition

Te Mangai Paho Pitch Winner – $5K

Te Aupounamu Māori in Screen Excellence Award – $50K

2000 Ka tina I te tahi, ka hapa i te whitu

DINNER

Current Membership – No Charge

Non-Members – $40 (includes lunch and dinner)

For more details email: pa@ngaahowhakaari.co.nz


Michelle Derosier – Anishinaabe Producer, Director, Writer, Artist

Michelle Derosier was born in 1969 in Dryden, Ontario (Treaty 3 Territory) and is Anishinaabe. She is a member of Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation in Northwestern Ontario and has been living in Thunder Bay for the past 30 years. She is from the Bear Clan and is a community activist, artist and filmmaker. Her artistic practice is deeply rooted in her Anishinaabek ways of life, her community and her family. She is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters and has five grandchildren.
https://michellederosier.com/portfolio

ANGELIQUE’S ISLE – Feature Film

Written by Michelle Derosier of Thunderstone Pictures and co-directed by Derosier and Marie-Helene Cousineau. This is a story of strength and survival. The movie is based on the true story of Angelique Mott, a 17-year-old Indigenous woman, who was abandoned along with her husband on Isle Royale, on Lake Superior, during the copper rush of 1845. 

“I think as our voices, as Indigenous women … grew louder, whether it was through things like Idle No More several years back, or the strong voices that have been speaking up around the issue of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, that … it kept driving me.” 

The film was shot in northwestern Ontario, with scenes set at Fort William Historical Park and the Cascades Conservation Area in Thunder Bay, as well as along the shores of Lake Superior in Terrace Bay, Ont. 

Professional Work
2018 Angelique’s Isle 2018
2016 The Grandfather Drum (short film) – Sundance, ImagineNative
2014 Walk A Mile Film Project – exploring the lives of indigenous youth
2011 Return to Manomin 2011
2010 The Healing Lens
Exhibition at New York Museum of Arts & Design – Changing Hands: Art Without Reservations 3