Song of the Kauri has been over five years in the making.
I have had 3 children and built a house over that time. The world has undergone myriad changes and the glaciers are melting. In just over 10 times that time frame a Kauri forest would be ready to harvest. Song of the Kauri has been an amazing journey full of friends and adventures, songs and challenges.
Now it’s on the screen, set free finally to tell it’s story. I was entrusted to tell this story and am humbled by the challenge. The characters are here inside the film, forever embedded into the landscape that is motion pictures.
A documentary should enchant and entertain but it should also question and incite revolution. It should cry out for those who can’t hear, it should support the voices of those who can’t speak. SOTK has a quiet voice, a singsong voice, a voice from the past and a voice of the future. Aotearoa is calling. Please take our film and let it travel a part of the road with you.