The Casketeers: Season 1

The Casketeers: Season 1

The Casketeers: Season 1

Docu-series following Francis and Kaiora Tipene of Tipene Funerals, a sparsely-known but culturally important funeral parlor in Auckland's Onehunga. The Casketeers follows the stories of individual deaths and bereaved families, the trials and triumphs of running a business, traditional funeral and grief practices, and the quirks of the Tipenes and their staff.

A hit show locally in New Zealand, The Casketeers has been released internationally on Netflix.

2018New Zealand
ComedyDocumentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

Francis and Kaiora Tipene are the passionate proprietors of Tipene Funerals. Go behind the scenes of their business, where our culture's last taboo is addressed with dignity and aroha.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

A beloved composer and teacher returns from Australia for burial at home in Aotearoa, and Francis struggles to let go of the reins when his newest Funeral Director leads a funeral on her own.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

While Francis' right hand woman Fiona is busy with an emotional Tongan funeral, Francis fumes over missing biscuits and upsets his wife Kaiora with an unwise business decision.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

A close member of the Tipene whanau passes away and Francis is tasked with organising the tangi. Elsewhere a young mother is tragically taken, and her grieving family want to spend one last night with... MORE her.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

The team prepare to send a Niuean fisherman back to his homeland, while struggling with a very busy day at the office. Elsewhere, Francis attempts to get his health back on track.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Francis wants to put on a show for the local rest home. Meanwhile when a young relative tragically passes on; Francis, Kaiora and their children all help to prepare a beautiful farewell.

The Casketeers: Season 1 / Reviews

Decider

Decider

Knowing that these are real people juggling real loss with real, mundane, everyday problems, makes the show all the more entertaining.

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The Spinoff

The Spinoff

Nobody wants to die but being in the safe, hilarious hands of The Casketeers seems like a bloody good send off to me.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

An unexpectedly delightful celebration of life in the constant presence of death.

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