Mālō e lelei & Tālofa to two amazing creatives that embody the well-deserved attention and excitement for Pasifika storytelling in Aotearoa and world cinema.

Damon Fepulea’i is an Aotearoa-born director of Samoan and European heritage with work spanning an award-winning short film as well as directing in television.

Aoteroa-born Tongan, JP Foliaki, brings the mafana in the lead role and draws on his professional and creative capacities, always with the heart of the community at the centre.

Red, White & Brass will have its Australian premiere at Sydney Film Festival after its release in Aotearoa and screening in film festivals HIFF and LAAPFF.

‘RED, WHITE & BRASS’ is in cinemas on June 22 

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