Flicks Talks: ‘The Dead Lands’ director Toa Fraser


Flicks and Chillbox Creative talk to director Toa Fraser about his pre-colonial Māori action-adventure The Dead Lands, based on the traditional fighting art of Mau rākau.

We reckoned the film features “patu-wielding, arse-kicking, uniquely Aotearoan action,” bringing “the past to the big screen as a living, breathing entity and then frequently dousing it with blood after many a chilling stand-off” in our review. The film is now playing nationwide – check here for movie times.