The Pa Boys

Pa Boys, The - 2014

Whenua Films - 90 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9312590153297

Cast: Francis Kora, Matariki Whatarau, Tola Newbery, Juanita Hepi, Roimata Fox, Nancy Brunning.
Crew: Screenplay: Himiona Grace; Director of Photography: Rewa Harre; Editor: Simon Price; Original Music: Warren Maxwell; Production Coordinator: Sophie Cherry; Producers: Ainsley Gardiner, Mina Mathieson; Director: Himiona Grace.

'The Pa Boys', follows a fictional Wellington reggae band as they embark on a tour 'down north', from Wellington to Cape Reinga, capturing the best of New Zealand's culture, beauty, talent and music, whilst exploring themes of identity, friendship and discovering your roots. Location shots in Wellington, Whangarei, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Te Teko, Ahipara and other North Island locals. The World Premiere was held at the Te Poho o Rawiri Marae, Gisborne, 04 February 2014.

Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: C+

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Starting 07 May, 2014, PAL R4 dvds can be purchased from New Zealand and Australian sources, selling for about $30. It is presented 1.80:1 format with a DD 5.1 English language track. There are no subtitles. Extras include: "Interviews" - 'The cast on The Story' (1:45), 'The Cast on Their Characters (:10) [Note: there is an obvious tech error here as it cuts off during the first interview]; "Behind the Scenes: #1 (:40), #2 (45), #3 (55); "Making of" (11:35); "Deleted Scenes" (12:49); "Music Video" (2:44); One 2min. Trailer & Two 1 min. Trailers.

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Lydia Jenkin's Pre-Premiere Interview

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2014 - Mana Wairoa Festival Prize (Best Overall Entry) at Wairoa Maori Film Festival.

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