A director, writer, painter, comedian and actor of Maori descent he comes from the East Coast region of New Zealand.
He is most notable for his short film Two Cars, One Night for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
We spoke about Eagle vs Shark and how he got the film made.
Listen to the interview here:[audio:http://www.filmdetail.com/podcast/get.php?fla=podcast-2007-08-17-17723.mp3]
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Eagle vs Shark is out at selected UK cinemas now