Ahi Kā - Natala Gwiazdzinski (2021)

  • Documentary
  • 6min

Natala Gwiazdzinski’s trajectory to study theatre and work with lights gifted her an appreciation and respect for design and collaboration, and a realisation that life is not a solo show.

Moana Nui is a curated digital experience of live performance from Kia Mau Festival. From full-length theatre and dance shows filmed in season at Kia Mau; to the raw and intimate final rehearsal room performances as artists prepare for their Opening Night. 

Moana Nui also features Ahi Kā, sharing profiles of artists from Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch - all of whom are from Aotearoa and Te Moana-nui-a-Kiva. Ahi Kā is a dynamic collaboration with independent Māori filmmakers from Te Ūpoko-o-te-ika-a-Māui - fusing together artists from theatre, dance, music, literature & film.

Director of Photography

Pikihuia Haenga


Erin Murphy


Kahu Kutia

Executive Producer

Mīria George


English, Maori


New Zealand


Kia Mau Festival Ltd.