Series Director & Creator
Anna Marbrook
Producer
Nicola Smith
Executive Producer
Heather Lee
Production Company
Zoomslide
Network
Maori TV

A collaboration with Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Te Toki Voyaging Trust and Haunui Waka

I saw the connection between the revitalising of waka culture and the profound transformation of young people and I wanted to create a TV format that could hold that powerful story. Heather and I worked very closely with Tohunga Ahurewa Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and his voyaging team to capture the richness, humour and courage of the waka experts we met along the way.  The story, over ten episodes, followed three young people as their lives were opened up, challenged and enriched by these unique encounters. Audiences responded to being able to step on board the waka with our characters and have a complete world opened  up for them – one filled with laughter and pathos.

Project Stats

5150

Nautical Miles

9

Stops

4032

Meals