Pacific Voices is the culmination of a craft development programme by Commonwealth Writers. Six writer/directors from Tonga and Papua New Guinea attended script development workshops with local script editors before developing their own scripts and shooting their own films, with the assistance of Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions (NZ).
Sio Sateki Malani Wolfgramm Tonga
A young girl learns to cope with death during the preparations for a funeral.
THE EDUCATION OF GRAYSON TOKI
Glenill Burua Papua New Guinea
A young man tries to find himself in rural Papua New Guinea.
MY MOTHER’S BLOOD
Katherine Reki Papua New Guinea
A young boy witnesses the brutal killing of his mother and sets out to take revenge.
THE BLACK PEN
‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki Tonga
A newly trained counsellor at a women’s refuge comes face to face with the real challenges of investigating a case of child sexual abuse while juggling the demands of her personal life.