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Joshua Tyler

Joshua Faleatua and Tyler Carney-Faleatua’s Biography

Last Updated:
24/04/2024, 9:38 am
Dance, Film
Arts Foundation Springboard 2024
Joshua is from Aotearoa, and has family ties to the village of LufiLufi in Samoa. Tyler originates from Sydney/Eora and has family ties from India and Scotland.
“This award inspires us to keep creating, learning and pushing our artistic voice. We are thrilled our mahi is being recognised and we are excited to dedicate this next chapter to developing our practice.”

Joshua and Tyler receive the Springboard Award generously gifted by the Edgar family.

Joshua Faleatua and Tyler Carney-Faleatua are the founders of Threading Frames and work within the mediums of dance and film. Their work centres around the integration of dance into the digital landscape where their exploration lies in the intricate interplay between dance, storytelling and film.

Joshua and Tyler’s curiosity and fascination with the human body as a vessel of expression propel this exploration, prompting them to consider how movement can be used as the primary narrative tool within the cinematic context. Threading Frames have presented their films in festivals across Aotearoa, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Greece, France, Portugal, Bulgaria and Austria. Joshua and Tyler draw upon their experiences and knowledge within contemporary dance, street dance, krump and waving and strive to share their cultural identity through storytelling while adapting a contemporary approach. They aim to bridge the gap between film and dance by exploring the potential and possibilities of how these
mediums can be presented and become furthermore accessible.

Joshua Faleatua and Tyler Carney (Dance, Film) mentored by 2021 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureate, Florian Habicht.

Berlin born, Florian Habicht is one of New Zealand’s most productive and distinctive filmmakers. Films include Woodenhead, Kaikohe Demolition, Rubbings from a Live Man, Land of the Long White Cloud, Love Story, Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets and Spookers. His most recent offering James & Isey has become one of the top grossing NZ documentaries of all time. In 2010, Florian was the first recipient of the Harriet Friedlander NYC Residency, where he made Love Story. The entire narrative was sourced (on camera) from real New Yorkers on the streets of the Big Apple. Love Story opened the New Zealand Film Festival in 2011. When it screened at the London Film Festival in 2012, Jarvis Cocker of British group Pulp invited Florian to make a film about Pulp and their hometown Sheffield. Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets premiered at SXSW, opened Sheffield Doc Fest 2014 and won Best Music Film at the NME Awards. Florian has three feature scripts in development, and a Creative New Zealand funded video installation. Other career highlights include winning the Best Decorated Bicycle Award at Paihia Primary School in 1982.