SDFF 2023

A Boy Called Piano - The Story of Fa'amoana John Luafutu

Expired March 30, 2023 7:00 AM
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A Boy Called Piano chronicles the remarkable story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu's time as a state ward in the 1960s and the inter-generational impacts of those experiences. Inspired by a long term collaboration with Fa’amoana Luafutu, the film blends dramatized sequences with powerful interviews and stunning aerial and underwater photography.


Best Feature Documentary - Montreal Independent Film Festival


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  • Year
  • Runtime
    57 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Nina Nawalowalo
  • Screenwriter
    Fa'amoana John Luafutu, Tom McCrory
  • Producer
    Katherine Wyeth
  • Executive Producer
    Tom McCrory
  • Cast
    Fa'amoana John Luafutu, Matthias Luafutu
  • Cinematographer
    Jess Charlton (director of photography)
  • Editor
    Lala Rolls
  • Animator
    Gareth Evans (colourist)
  • Composer
    Mark Vanilau
  • Sound Design
    Mike Gibson