Briar Grace-Smith and Himiona Grace All Roads Film Project Seed Grant awardees — 10.03.11

Congratulations to All Roads Film Project Seed Grant awardee recipients Himiona Grace and Briar Grace-Smith (Laureate). Their film 'The Pa Boys' was awarded funding for pre-production.

Congratulations to All Roads Film Project Seed Grant awardee recipients Himiona Grace and Briar Grace-Smith (Laureate).  Their film The Pa Boys was awarded funding for pre-production.

The All Roads Film Project is a National Geographic program dedicated to providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers around the world to showcase their works to promote knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader, global audience. 

The Pā Boys is a feature film currently in pre-production in association with Te Paeapae Ataata, an independent Maori film funding body.

Danny, Cityboy and Tau form a three piece reggae band called The Pä Boys. With girlfriends Jo and Puti they set off on a tour of small town New Zealand with the aim of reaching Cape Reinga, the northern most tip of the country. The Pä Boys is a story of journeys. The physical journey as The Pä Boys tour and the journey that Danny and later Tau take to Te Reinga, the gateway to the spiritual realm of Maori . It is a story that explores the strength of friendship, the importance of whanau (family) whakapapa (genealogy) and history. It is a story of the search for identity and how it is possible to live in two worlds, Mäori and Päkeha.

Directed by Himiona Grace
Produced by Briar Grace-Smith