A bite-sized visual journal by Jack Woon. Shot (mostly) on film.
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Tune in to Prime tomorrow night and catch this brand new, chilling, Pacific TV series!
Watch the teaser here.
Teine Sā is a contemporary horror television series, with five episodes based on supernatural legends from across the Pacific Islands. Teine Sā are the ancient spirit women, many of whom are malevolent, and others who bestow blessings.
After centuries of slumber, the Teine Sā have been evoked once again.
Set in the modern day Pacific, ordinary women have encounters with ancient goddesses who help them in their struggles and leave lessons in their wake.
From the notorious goddess Telesa to the Hiama of the Solomon Islands, these tales of the unexpected take age-old stories on many twists and turns.
These five tales of the supernatural put a chilling contemporary spin on these legendary aitu of the Pacific whose powers are needed in the modern world.
It was a joy to see the kaleidoscope of visions from the five writer/director teams, to cut together the silken images shot by DOP Andrew McGeorge and to be given free rein to mould rhythm and soundscape as the series editor.
It's been a wild year. Yet Aotearoa, New Zealand enjoyed safety and freedom not seen anywhere else in the world. I'm extremely grateful to be living in one of the few countries with Covid-19 under control and for the opportunity to keep my way of life going.
Cinemas have taken a big hit with many big releases delayed because of the pandemic. During our lockdown, Stallone and Abba-Rose called me and pitched their idea of making a film in one month from writing, pre-pro, shooting, music composing all the way through to editing a picture lock.
One by one, they gathered the same core team behind Three Wise Cousins, Hibiscus and Ruthless and Take Home Pay and made the Feature 30 Challenge a reality.
I'm proud to present the trailer of Mama's Music Box - a new film that will be in Kiwi cinemas by December 10th 2020.