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The Pa Boys (2014)

The adventures of a small-time reggae band on the road as they learn more about life and themselves.


Himiona Grace


Himiona Grace


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Credited cast:
Francis Kora Francis Kora ... Danny
Matariki Whatarau Matariki Whatarau ... Tau
Tola Newbery Tola Newbery ... Cityboy
Juanita Hepi Juanita Hepi ... Puti
Roimata Fox Roimata Fox ... Jo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Brunning Nancy Brunning ... Puti's Mum
Te Whaiora Harrison-O'Connell Te Whaiora Harrison-O'Connell ... Kere
Troy Kingi ... Tolaga Local
Calvin Tuteao ... Uncle Toa


A contemporary story with a strong message, 'The Pa Boys', follows a fictional Wellington reggae band as they embark on a tour 'down north', from Wellington to Cape Reinga. Staring Fran Kora (from the band KORA) and Matariki Whatarau (Go Girls, The Almighty Johnsons), The Pa Boys is a story about life, death and music, with the prerequisite number of laughs and good vibes that captures the best of NZ talent, landscape and music. On the surface Danny (Fran Kora) has everything, but despite that he struggles to feel like he belongs. Tau (Matariki Whatarau) on the other hand knows his history, his culture, and his place. But with that knowledge comes a burden. As the band tours, personal insecurities threaten to overwhelm the musical connection that comes naturally to them. Their travels expose Danny and Tau to a spiritual history that cannot be avoided and when unresolved events from their past must be confronted it's Danny who holds the key. The connection to the music and the spirit ... Written by Anonymous

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What is a man without roots?


Drama | Music



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Release Date:

6 February 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand See more »


Box Office


NZD650,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (PAL)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Pa Boys was funded and supported by the New Zealand Film Commission. The screenplay was co-written by a Film Commission development executive, Briar Grace-Smith. She is the wife of Himiona Grace, the film's director. See more »

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