Poi E: The Story of our Song - 2016
Jawbone Pictures - 92 min.
Principal Cast: Dalvanius Prime, Ngoi Pewhairangi, Stan Walker, Taika Waititi, Barletta Prime, Maaka Pohatu, The Patea Maori Club.
Crew: Screenplay: Tearepa Kahi; Directors of Photography: Jos Wheeler, Matua Fred Renata; Editors: Francis Glenday, Tearepa Kahi; Production Design: Savage; Costume Design: Gavin Mclean; Make-up Artist: Vee Gulliver; Sound Design: Dick Reade, Colleen Brennan; Music Supervisor: Jan Hellriegel; Producers: Alexander Behse, Reikura Kahi; Director: Tearepa Kahi
In 1984, 'Poi E' reached #1 on the New Zealand Pop Charts and broke every musical record. It remained in the charts for 34 weeks. It was also the first #1 song written and released entirely in Te Reo Maori. With humour, energy and emotion, the movie 'Poi E' is the story of how this iconic song gave pride to generations of New Zealanders. From Taika Waititi giving Stan Walker his quirky take on life in the 1980's to Patea Maori Club members' straight-talking and funny memories of the song's visionary originator, Dalvanius Prime, director Tearepa Kahi captures an unique story that taps into the heart of the nation.
Censor Rating: G - Review Rating: B
Official MP4 Trailer