Thursday, January 24, 2013
Mt Zion, soon come
This NZ feature film debuts on Waitiangi Day, Feb 6, which is also Bob Marley's birthday. Fitting for a film about a band trying to win the opening slot for Bob Marley's 1979 Western Springs concert. Watch the trailer, above...
"In this feature film Australian Idol winner and X-Factor judge Stan Walker makes his acting debut as aspiring singer Turei. Part of a whānau of Māori potato pickers from Pukekohe, he has to choose between duty to family (Temuera Morrison is patriarch 'Papa') and letting the music play. Turei's dilemma takes place amidst reggae star Bob Marley's 1979 tour to Aotearoa and a chance for him to win a supporting slot at Marley's Western Springs concert. Mt Zion is director Tearepa Kahi's first feature, after a suite of successful short films (Taua, The Speaker)."
Clip on the making of the film from Marae Investigates, watch out for the Ghost Chips bro...and near the end they sing Tutira Mai acapella... chur!