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Whale Rider

This highly acclaimed movie needed a design approach that fitted seamlessly into the natural environment of a small coastal Maori village.

A small but perfectly formed film which offered challenges in the designing of realistic beached whales, practical functioning Maori waka (canoe) to hold over 40 people, and the nuanced realization of coastal Maori dwellings.

Honours

Nominated

Best Art Direction for ‘Whale Rider’
International Press Academy, 2004

Nominated

Best Art Direction for ‘Whale Rider’
New Zealand Film and Television Awards.