Change your cover photo
Louisa Tipene Opetaia
Change your cover photo
Louisa runs GLORIOUS Inc - combining her passion for Publicity, Tours & Events. As a publicist she helps creatives tell their stories and plans glorious events.
This user account status is Approved

This user has not added any information to their profile yet.

Skillsets and Examples
Short Film
Links and Contacts

Louisa is a communications specialist with over 20 years of international experience in public relations, marketing; broadcast, print and online media. She runs Glorious Inc. a business incorporating her passions for publicity, tourism and events. As a publicist, she empowers creatives by bringing media attention to their work and uses social media as a tool to inform, engage, connect and communicate. Her superpower is being a kaihononga (connector) - connecting creatives with media - and connecting brands with audiences. She has worked on the marketing, publicity, and/or social media for NZ feature films One Thousand Ropes, Waru, Gary of the Pacific, Māui’s Hook, The Breaker Upperers, Brown Boys, Loimata: The Sweetest Tears, Tupaia's Endeavour and the annual Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts at the Whānau Mārama, New Zealand International Film Festival. As an event manager she runs the annual Wairoa Māori Film Festival, Māori Film Week (part of Auckland Council’s Matariki Festival) and in 2012 she founded the Aotearoa NZ Film Festival in Honolulu, Hawai'i. She produced the short film Native in Nuhaka and currently sits on the boards for Ngā Aho Whakaari and Kaporangi Kiriata. She was previously on the board for PIFT (Pacific Islanders in Film & Television).


The Blue Carpet at the World Premiere of Brown Boys - Event Cinemas Manukau - May 2019.

Photo #23

Short film NATIVE IN NUHAKA by Hiona Henare, co-produced by Louisa Tipene Opetaia.

Photo #23 #24

Waru Marae Tour 2017. Waru returned to Whititerā Reweti Marae for a screening hosted by Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara. The 1st of 8 Marae screenings for communities across Aotearoa.