Take Home Pay

Take Home Pay

  • 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
  • - 1 h 44 m 20 s

Alama (Vito Vito) refuses to go back to Samoa until he catches his brother Popo (Longi Taulafo), who took his hard-earned money, in this New Zealand-set Samoan Action Comedy from the director of Three Wise Cousins & Hibiscus & Ruthless. Alama contacts his relative, aspiring Private Investigator Bob Titilo (Tofiga Fepulea’i), for help, though his “unconventional” approach to solve the case may hinder more than it helps.

Screening Information
Take Home Pay

8:00 PM
Thursday 24 September 2020
The Civic Theatre

TRAILER: Take Home Pay
  • Language English / Samoan
  • Subtitle English
  • Indigenous Nation Samoa
  • Country Western Samoa / New Zealand
  • Director STALLONE VAIAOGA-IOASA
  • Director Bio A New Zealand born Samoan freelance television director and camera operator with almost a decade’s experience working on New Zealand magazine and youth shows such as the incomparable FRESH (TV2). Despite graduating from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor Law/Arts Conjoint Stallone knew that the media industry was where he felt most inspired.He has learned much in his time working in television, exploring ways to create content that supersede the expectations of budget. In 2014 Stallone took the leap of faith and pursued his decade long ambition to make a feature film. The self-funded and self-distributed Three Wise Cousins which was released in 2016. With only friends and family for crew, and taking the lesser known path of self-distribution, Three Wise Cousins exceeded all expectations and was a box office success. In 2017, Stallone's sister Abba-Rose Dinah Vaiaoga-Ioasa decided to take the opportunity to Produce her brother's next Feature Film and quit her job as a Process Engineer. In 2018, they released their second Self-funded feature film, Hibiscus & Ruthless. In 2019, they decided not to wait around & wanted to continue to build on the success of their previous films, releasing their third Self-funded Feature Film, an Action Comedy, Take Home Pay.
  • Producer Abba-Rose Dinah Vaiaoga-Ioasa