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

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

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Himiona Grace

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Himiona Grace ... (writer)

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Ainsley Gardiner ... producer
Mina Mathieson ... producer

Music by

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Warren Maxwell

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Rewa Harre

Film Editing by

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Simon Price

Editorial Department

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Julie Alp ... assistant editor
Richard Anderson ... trainee assistant editor
Daniel Cooke ... trainee assistant editor
Jahnavi Dhanrajgir ... trainee assistant editor
Jasmine Duthie ... post-production assistant
Clare Florence ... trainee assistant editor

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Seth Kelly

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Axel Paton ... first assistant director

Sound Department

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Amy Barber ... foley mixer/editor
Colleen Brennan ... dialogue editor
Richard Flynn ... sound recordist
Katie Paterson ... boom operator
Dick Reade ... sound designer
Will Reece ... sound effects editor

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Aline Tran ... focus puller

Script and Continuity Department

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Monique Knight ... script supervisor

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Sophie Cherry ... production coordinator
Natalie Doherty ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

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 world makes sense of life and death for Danny, who must step out of the shadows to find understanding and belonging. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • The Pa Boys (New Zealand)
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  • 93 min
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Budget NZD650,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Lead actor Francis Kora is lead singer and bass player for 'Kora', one of New Zealand's most popular bands. See more »

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