4pm & 7pm
Glen Eden Playhouse
15 Glendale Rd,
GOING WEST PREMIERE of the newly released drama directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler Tanna is a multi-award winning feature film set in the South Pacific, based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu.
Tanna is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom. Tanna is based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu.
The Snapper Sandwich
The Snapper Sandwich is the story of a filmmaker and musician, the power of combining music and film, a heart-warming journey of discovery, stories that make a difference and where finding your place to stand is not always where you expect.
Tony Burt from Maungaraki has been making films for years and is also a multi instrumentalist and songwriter. He has blended his skills and talents together into an innovative documentary with live narrations and music performance.
Featuring original compositions that take the audience through his autobiographical story, director/ performer Burt weaves that together with four stories, seemingly different with a common thread. The concept came about when Burt was developing a live music performance with background images to add interest. “The eureka moment happened when I threaded the stories together. So why not combine it as a live musical/documentary performance and take the audience to somewhere they maybe never expected to go.”
Come and experience a new and innovative form of live performance documentary unlike anything you have ever seen before.
The Snapper Sandwich was developed during DOC Lab 2012, an interactive documentary incubator run by Documentary Edge.