Die Like A Shark (Me Mate Ururoa)

Die Like A Shark (Me Mate Ururoa)

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 14 minutes

An ageing fighter’s life falls apart as he refuses to face the end of his once-bright career

Screening Information
Impact Shorts

10:00 AM
Saturday 26 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

18 +


  • Indigenous Nation Māori , Ngāti Porou
  • Country New Zealand
  • Director Nick Epstein
  • Producer Shane Rangi
  • Producer Bio Kia Ora Ko Shane Rangi ahau Ko Hikurangi taku maunga Ko Waiapu taku awa Ko Ngāti Porau taku iwi Coming from the East Coast of New Zealand to attend Toi Whakaari (NZ Drama School) in Wellington was a long way from becoming an All Black. But my grandparents always told me to follow my dreams. All I have ever wanted after graduating was to work in the industry that I loved.... Lucky for me I was involved in Lord of the Rings where my training as an actor got me into stunts, but most importantly I got to meet the talented people at Weta workshop and my career as a Creature Performer evolved. My years of sport taught me to embrace the challenge of wearing costumes and conquer the physical demands required of me. From there my career grew and I was blessed to be apart of some of the biggest films in history and have played some of the most Amazing Creature/Characters from The White Witch King of Angmar, The Physical Aslan, Gort, The Silver Samurai and Iron Man just to name a few. I owe every thing to the people who have helped me a long the way and just hope this little Maori Boy from the East Coast of New Zealand can carry on and do what I Love to do in the Future!! Hei kona mai i roto i nga mihi