Toi Tu Toi Ora

Toi Tu Toi Ora short film with Chelsea Winstanley, the Oscar nominated producer of Jojo Rabbit and What We Do In The Shadows. Māori Academy Award nominated filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley (Ngāti Ranginui) launched an immersive video she directed, entirely shot on an iPhone 12 Pro Max. The video, narrated by Taika Waititi with music composed by Maree Sheehan, marks the momentous opening of the Māori contemporary art exhibition.

The piece was released before Winstanley’s feature documentary on Toi Tū Toi Ora, the landmark exhibition of contemporary Māori art that opened this weekend at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s exhibition, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art; the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Māori art to be presented in New Zealand in recent history.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has congratulated Māori filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley on her new work, which she shot entirely using an iPhone 12 Pro Max.

“It’s incredible to see art, creativity and technology come together in celebration of a new exhibit honouring Aotearoa New Zealand’s indigenous Māori people and culture,” Cook tweeted.

Toi Tu Toi Ora video promotion
Directed by Chelsea Winstanley
Sound Design Maree Sheehan
Voice Over Taika Waititi
DOP Darryl Ward

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