ScreenTalk: Rhonda Kite

Rhonda Kite
Producer Rhonda Kite, who runs Kiwa Media Group, has worked on interactive book projects, film and television, including long-running arts show Kete Aronui.

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Producer Rhonda Kite, who runs Kiwa Media Group, has worked on interactive book projects, film and television, including long-running arts show Kete Aronui.

Her first production was award-winning 1998 documentary Otara: Defying the Odds. She also produced the controversial Chinks, Coconuts and Curry Munchers and, on the big screen, Squeegee Bandit. Kiwa Media Group has also pioneered a process of dubbing films into other languages.

In this ScreenTalk, Kite talks about:

  • Learning how to produce on her first documentary Otara: Defying the Odds
  • Wanting to tell her own 'truth' in the documentary
  • The trials and triumphs of a Maori woman in business in Hell for Leather
  • Pushing the boundaries in Chinks, Coconuts and Curry-Munchers
  • Telling real yet spooky stories in series Mataku
  • Discovering the power of drama from other cultures
  • The absolute joy of making arts series Kete Aronui
  • Being inspired and saddened by the story behind Squeegee Bandit
  • An emotional moment for Sandor Lau, the director of the documentary

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.

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