In Development:
Sleeps Standing

04 September 2023

Feature Film

Paula Whetu-Jones

The Sweetshop

When orphaned Moetū (16) heeds Chief Rewi Maniapoto’s call to fight the British at Ōrākau, he sees this as a chance to prove himself a warrior; instead, he is tasked with protecting the lives of the children of the Pā and must find the strength to become a leader.

Developed with NZFC, Witi Ihimaera and Robin Scholes.

Estimated to shoot October 2024.