Kāinga to premiere at the NZIFF 2022

Look out for the world premiere of Kāinga at the NZIFF 2022 🎥

The final film of the trilogy that includes critically acclaimed films Waru (NZIFF 2017) and Vai (2019), Kāinga features stories written and directed by 11 Kiwi Pan-Asian female filmmakers that chronicle the diverse, ever-changing experiences of Asians trying to make Aotearoa New Zealand their home.

Produced by a team that really believes in PASC kaupapa - Kerry Warkia, Kiel McNaughton and Shuchi Kothari (pasc co-founder) - Kāinga celebrates Asian experiences of generations past and present. Directed and/or written by what essentially feels like our whānau: Mei Lin Te Puea Hansen, Julie Zhu, Asuka Sylvie, Mia Maramara, Michelle Ang, Nahyeon Lee, Shreya Gejji, Yamin Tun, Ghazaleh Golbaksh, HASH, and Angeline Loo.

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Welcome to our new General Manager, Megan Blackwell

Welcome to our new General Manager, Megan Blackwell

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

Megan is a second generation New Zealand Chinese. After studying a Bachelor of Communication Studies with an extended major in Digital Media, she went on to work for television production companies as a motion graphics artist. She then side-stepped into working at the head office of a large international hospitality company, handling both national and international administrations and coordination across NZ, Fiji, Australia, Singapore and France.

Her skillset naturally transitioned her into starting her own photography business which she has run for the last 10 years, while also being the subject of and consulting on a number of television productions.  

Megan is passionate about Asian representation in both pre and post production roles in NZ’s film and tv industry.