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The Film Bay of Plenty Podcast showcases and supports all aspects of the screen industry, marketing our vibrant and culturally rich region of Waiariki/Bay of Plenty, Aotearoa, to the world.

Join us as we delve deep into the minds and works of our diverse industry of Kiwi film makers.

podcast list

filmmaking with Muru Director, Tearepa Kahi

Tearepa Kahi is a renowned filmmaker who has made his mark in the industry with his unique storytelling style and dedication to uplifting indigenous voices. Tearepa shares his journey to becoming a feature film director, with acclaimed films such as “Poi E: The Story of Our Song”, “Mt Zion”, and “Muru” to his name. In this episode we discuss the challenges and opportunities facing filmmakers in New Zealand, and the importance of telling diverse stories that represent the country’s rich cultural heritage. Tearepa offers valuable advice for aspiring filmmakers looking to make their mark in the industry.

post production with Marie Silberstein and Kyle Awa

Marie Silberstein and Kyle Awa are the leading creatives for the See Them: Be Them workshop initiative. Aimed at 14 – 18 year olds it was designed to demystify the world of Post Production for our young people in Aotearoa.
In this episode we discuss the multiple roles in post production, job opportunities and how to start your career. 
We must break down the barriers for all our young people to enter creative roles if we intend on building inclusive and reflective filmmaking teams in the future.

a discussion with Chelsea Winstanley and Pietra Brettkelly

Accomplished Oscar nominated filmmakers, Chelsea Winstanley and Pietra Brettkelly. Chelsea bring a wealth of experience and insight to a discussion on the film industry in New Zealand, including the challenges and opportunities facing filmmakers today, the importance of diversity and representation in storytelling, and the role of film in shaping cultural narratives.

writing for stage and screen with Kathryn Burnett

In this podcast Louis Bolton talks with Kathryn Burnett. Kathryn discusses the what and how of being a screenwriter, how to receive feedback, where to request feedback from and the reality of carving out a career in this industry. Kathryn’s candor is refreshing, realistic and inspiring.

what is an Intimacy Coordinator

In this podcast Emma Power talks with New Zealand actor and fully qualified Intimacy Coordinator Jennifer Ward-Lealand.  We discuss the importance of this role and how Aotearoa has been q uick to adapt to this important part of the production process.

Kataraina Howden-Borell

Actress Kataraina Howden-Borell stars in the 2022 television series Beyond the Veil.  Listen to her kōrero with presenter Tihini Grant about the importance of te reo Māori on our screens.