september, 2018

201823sep6:15 pmTamaJared Flitcroft, Jack O'Donnell | NZ | 2017 | Drama | 9 min | English, Māori | German Premiere6:15 pm Country:New ZealandGenre:DramaPremiere Status:German

Film Info

Tama is about a young Māori Deaf boy who wants to perform the Haka. He is isolated within his family where communication is non-existent. His hearing dad, Hone, and younger brother Rongo do not know how to treat him well. One day on a near fatal car trip, Tama begins his journey in growing from an undervalued youth into a proud young man.

Additional Info


Part of the short film program “Kiwi Shorts” on Sunday, 23 September 2018, at 6.15pm.

Ruaumoko Toatoa
Rob Lloyd
Eric Matthews

Festival Attendance
Cinedeaf – Rome International Deaf Film Festival
New Zealand International Film Festival 2017
Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017
Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2017
Adelaide Film Festival
Cinequest Film Festival

Winner of 4 Awards at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017 including Best Short Film
Outstanding Sound at the Pacific Rim Film Festival

Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing filmmakers. Director Jared Flitcroft is a Deaf indigenous filmmaker from Wellington.

Film Stills & Trailer