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1h 10m Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery, Hip Hop, Theatre, Live Performance 2023

Performed as part of Kia Mau Festival 2023, ‘Flames’ is an innovative fusion of theatre, musical theatre and hip-hop music presented through a detective drama with Aotearoa flavour.

Private detectives Morgan Reid and Ian Sheff attempt to solve a series of arsons across Wellington city. Their inability to cooperate forces the two to rely on outside help, unintentionally constructing a band of misfits.

‘Flames’ is a one-of-a-kind show by Toi Whakaari graduates Roy Iro and Reon Bell that celebrates the whakapapa of Hip-hop culture in Aotearoa.

Kia Mau Live Performance Season is a high calibre digital theatre experience showcasing some of the best mana whenua, tangata whenua and tangata moana artists. This selection is representative of the Kia Mau Festival kaupapa - Contemporary, Indigenous, Artist Led, Excellence. Kia mau is a call to hold fast. Kia Mau is about us all. Here. Now.

Kia Mau Live Performance Season streams from 8PM 27 July 2023 - 8PM 09 September ‘23.

Creator / Writer

Reon Bell

Creator / Writer

Sean Rivera

Creator / Writer

Roy Iro


Sepelini Mua'au

Set Design

Lucas Neal

Lighting Design / Operator

Michael Lyell-O'Reilly

Sound Design

Reon Bell

Production & Stage Manager

Amanda Joe

Sound Operator

Sarah Davitt

Set Intern

Eden Winters

Set Crew

Nathan Arnott

Graphic Designer

Danielle Mendoza


Roc Torio

Director of Photography (Moana Nui)

Pikihuia Haenga

Camera Operator (Moana Nui)

Elise Lanigan

Camera Operator (Moana Nui)

Dani Sciascia

Sound Recordist (Moana Nui)

Nic Widfeldt

Editor (Moana Nui)

Pikihuia Haenga

Editor / Grader (Moana Nui)

Erin Murphy

Post Production Sound (Moana Nui)

Trent Williams

Export Editor (Moana Nui)

Erin Murphy

Producer (Moana Nui)

Natala Gwiazdzinski

Executive Producer (Moana Nui)

Mīria George

Festival Producer (Kia Mau Festival)

Trae Te Wiki

Festival Producer (Kia Mau Festival)

Ahi Karunaharan

Festival Technical Director (Kia Mau Festival)

Natasha James

Festival Technical Manager (Kia Mau Festival)

James Kearney

Communications & Marketing Manager (Kia Mau Festival)

Stevie Greeks

Festival Ticketing Manager (Kia Mau Festival)

Michaella Steel

Digital Creator & Coordinator (Kia Mau Festival)

Jode Wade Lee

General Manager (Kia Mau Festival)

Dolina Wehipeihana

Executive Director (Kia Mau Festival)

Mīria George

Artistic Director & Chief Executive (Kia Mau Festival)

Hone Kouka

Kia Mau Festival Trust

Pele Walker

Kia Mau Festival Trust

Jim Moriarty

Kia Mau Festival Trust

Tina McNicholas

Kia Mau Festival Trust

Maia Wikaira




Aotearoa, New Zealand


Kia Mau Festival, Moana Nui