Tama Ma – A Life of Dance (Documentary): Okareka Dance Company 2010
In this feature-length documentary, film director Mark Summerville takes the chance to capture four of New Zealand’s most celebrated contemporary choreographer/dancers: Tai Royal, Taane Mete, Douglas Wright and Michael Parmenter, as they create the only dance work that has ever brought them together. The cameras are rolling as the filmmaker gains full access to their workshop process over two years. The programme also goes on a biographical journey, exploring the rich and colourful lives of Mete and Royal. Experience their journey as boys, drag queens, men, teachers and dancers and meet the people who have influenced their lives and careers.
James Hayday – Sound re-recording mixer, sound effects editor
Ben Sinclair – Foley artist
Alastair Tye Samson – On-line editor