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Barry Barclay Death

Posted in Memorial, People by multinesia on February 19, 2008

Barry Barclay

1944 – 2008

Kiwi film-maker Barry Barclay dies
Stuff 19 Feb 08
Prominent New Zealand film-maker Barry Barclay – the first Maori to direct a feature film – has died of a heart attack aged 63.

Filmmaker Barry Barclay dies
TV One 19 Feb 08
The New Zealand Film Commission says Barclay played a major role as a passionate advocate of indigenous voices telling their own stories.

Kua hinga te totara, te kauri …
The mighty trees of the forest have fallen.
Barry (Bazza) Barclay passed away last night in Opononi, Hokianga.
The last of my mentors (and the first) is gone!
Aue … they are such big shoes we can never fill.

My first ever job on a feature film was Barry’s and what a crazy ride that was. He was a mentor for me too. Haere, haere, haere e te matua, hoki atu ki o mātua tipuna …

Barry’s mana’o greatly influenced how we approached and spoke about documentary-making (we don’t “take” anyone’s picture; they give it to us). Because of him we even write up our release forms and clearances differently (who really owns the images on tape?).


Older Than America

Posted in Events, Film by hollywoodhula on February 13, 2008

Older Than America

California Sneak Preview

A woman’s haunting visions reveal a sinister plot to cover up atrocities at a Native American boarding school.

Older Than America is a suspense drama made by Tribal Alliance Productions with a mostly native crew and cast. Veteran actress Georgina Lighting (Cree) writes, acts and directs a heavyweight American Indian cast including Tantoo Cardinal, Wes Studi and Adam Beach. Producer/writer is Kristine Kunewa Walker (Hawaiian) whose credits include Factotum and American Splendor.

The film will premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. Los Angeles area viewers get a sneak peek at the new thriller on Feb 27 in San Bernadino.

Sneak preview:
Weds 27 Feb 6pm
Santos Manuel Student Union Theater
California State University San Bernadino
RSVP to 612.822.5659

Preview the trailer

San Bernadino screening