Boarding. A Michael Cunningham photo.
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
9. instant heat: the look of the web of the newspaper: Feb6th2013NZ
10. Senna Kowhai
movie still: Mt Zion, an indie-comedy of when reggae meets potatoes.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.2.13~
Nā Māhutonga i tohutohu mai ō koutou tūpuna, me te nui hoki o tō rātou tu māiatanga, kia whakawhiti ora mai rātou i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, ki tēnei whenua.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.1.13~
On Hobson street as students we sung melodies to the stars, trekking as twinkling lucky comets suspended bright as jewels of the night.
High above geogentric racial wars, we acknowledge the witness of those great bearers of light. Galaxies of pearl systems, strung in sky over the cliffs as gentle reminders we are immortal mortals of Te Whetu Marama.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
Maori TV provides a special and rare view of a side to authentic New Zealand life.
Take a voyage to get an insight into New Zealand’s wealth of cultural life at the pic.
Featured image: The Kermadecs
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
After about 197 weeks creating this website we have hit the 5,287,197 summit moment. Talk about daily pressure! :)
Can’t wait to round it up and get to the 5.3 million summit.
At that point, I might hang up the online sharpie and do something completely different. (more…)
Renewed are the blades that were broken, the crownless have again been made King.
from the novel concept, first started in Hollywood 18th March 2012… still being finished and written.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.10.12~
–Barack Obama, Hampstead debate, October 2012.
Without a vision that's clear, a people perish.
–King Solomon, ancient King.
Unless a nation called to a purpose, plan clearly fifty to a hundred years ahead, the people get overrun and perish.
–thoughts combined, especially for Iwi strengthening in New Zealand. A critical issue of concern for me. (more…)
Russell Crowe‘s sweet tweets are a trendin’. That’s nice.
… Social media. Everyone sonnets rosy. Even Maori-Kiwi Russ.
Hollywood News: After a successful night as guest of honor at Gramercy Theater, Russ is back on set in New York resuming filming of Noah. The film will be very popular when it drops in theaters 2014.
At Gramercy Theater: Huffington Post writes – “It’s 2 a.m. in New York before the last Russell Crowe fans finally vacate the Gramercy Theatre. Representing a wide variety of states and nations — Texas, Canada, Israel, Indonesia — many had been there since 6 p.m., eager to share an evening of songs and stories with the Oscar-winning Aussie and his assembled colleagues. What they got was a night of pure joy.
The Indoor Garden Party saw Russell once more reunited with his Merry Men from 2010′s Robin Hood: Scott Grimes (ER, American Dad!), Kevin Durand (Lost, Real Steel), and Alan Doyle (lead singer of iconic Newfoundland band Great Big Sea). Bonded by their stunning artistic talents, an undying love of performance, and the perpetual search for a good time, the foursome has, over a decade of friendship, built one of the most enthusiastically prolific creative communities in recent history. (Indeed: Russell Crowe is such a Maori singer).
“It’s just a wonderful thing,” says Alan, “to get together and sing a few songs. And I’m so happy that we’ve come to a place, all of us, in our different careers where that’s enough.”–More laughs at the arrow.
UK Telegraph has all of the news on set. Like many kids who grew up hearing the Noah story as a children’s book, you would dream surreally about the Noah story. It was a story of bonds of a tight knit family. The Noah story has an oddd way of re-entering one’s consciousness when not expecting it to.
Rachel Weisz (Daniel Craig‘s UK squeeze ;) has just tweeted: ‘I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it’s a reality. Genesis 6:14 #noah’.
‘Make thee an ark of gopher wood,’ reads Genesis 6:14, ‘with rooms shalt thou make the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.’ Or, watertight boat-building dynamics of olden times. No vessel had been created before Noah recieved his blueprints to make the vessel in an unusual way. There was no internet in Noah of old’s time.
Yet Noah was able to recieve divine inspiration as if he was reading boat building plans online. An incredible story. A reminder that people are all one through strands of fortuitious thinker’s vision. We are one in persistent building of good vision that thinks years down the line, in the face of doubts and lots ‘a saving grace.
Tattoo: Chris Brown. Humility reminders: The right in heart are as bold as a lion.
(Always so busy and hard to keep up with, our Hollywood kids next crazy antics are a constant riot. The show… gotta love it].
All of this news reminds me… I must start a twitter account (a social one).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.10.12~
After nine years of marriage, and 22 years after they first met, Danielle Spencer and Russell Crowe have separated. Danielle reamins with Charles, 8, and Tennyson, 6 in Australia while the kid’s dad is filming on the movie Noah in New York.
Tender as a sunrise’s rich colours, time heals across fame’s spurious wounds and divides… into a new direction.
[Photo - Axelle-Bauer Griffith, Zimbio]
~Peace. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.10.12~
3D CHAORI ACTION MOVIE CINEMA – GETTING A $1 BILLION A YEAR EARNING, MAORI & CHINESE ACTION FUSION INDUSTRY MOVING
He was a Maori Prince, a Viking of The Sun. She, a Chinese Princess from the Ming Dynasty. In a new horizon, in a mythical land on a new frontier, they were cast in an epic war to fight for their love.
What the world needs to see is 3D mythological cinema of this nature in New Zealand.
3D Chaori Cinema (Asian-friendly Maori action movie cinema) is a $1 billion a year generating industry waiting to happen in NZ. In my mind’s eye I see it growing in New Zealand. It supports the already well established 3D cinema of NZ. It just makes movies a lot quicker for the growing Asian movie market of the world.
It needs a development fund to get started. Russell Crowe the first person in the world of Maori descent to win an Oscar and Hollywood’s Lucy Liu are giving a similar concept a go in the film, Man with Iron Fists. We need to move more into 3D with Chaori cinema texts in and from New Zealand. Cliff Curtis, a Maori actor has also been a success starring in Asian nations in an Asian action star mythological film.
We have enough trial models on display in aspects of this genre to really go for it and develop it further. Chaori cinema is another strand of cinema to be developed in New Zealand to sit alongside what Sir Peter Jackson, John Barnett and newcomers like James Cameron have already achieved from New Zealand.
It is a brand new cinema strand though, that can only make the overall package more attractive when perceiving New Zealand as a stand out filmmaking nation location. It makes sense to develop Chaori cinema and Maori cinema that is Asian-markets friendly, more.
It’s an authentic visual expression of New Zealand for the wider world’s markets.
[Photos: Spin Off and Business Insider online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 8.10.12~
Surreal Hollywood Maori Art: Avatar hongi photo.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.12~
To grow New Zealand’s filmmaking in groundbreaking news ways: “Ancient Maori legends combined with a big 3D budget vision have the potential to be relevant in the world.”
“Think, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon being a Maori legend told well,” is what Tini Molyneux told me about 12 years ago.” Today, I have to say, all of those years ago, Molyneux’s vision was right.
Food for thought for Iwi, China, Asia-Pacific to mull over concerning cool new films adding to NZ’s already cool movie genre of new films being made and produced.
In the films, I’d probably cast actors who didn’t know how to read or write well, yet their action skills were a forte. They’d shine in these groundbreaking films as whole people earning good incomes. eg: Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars story.
Seeing people who’d struggled with literacy “not intimidated” and acting in movies for tiger markets, with more golf time on their hands outside of their careers to play golf at St Andrews in Scotland in movie down time, would kinda rock too.
Summation: Chaori film production companies are a fantastic idea to grow NZ’s economy. Win-win-win. A billion dollar industry each year, just waiting to be developed in New Zealand. I like the idea as it the idea is about sustainable creation in new industry-building ideas from NZ.
What do you see in your Kiwi dream?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.9.12~
Five people we’re reading:
3. Steve Hansen
4. Miley Cyrus
Comedy Video Montage: Jemaine Clement fan made edit compile of funny sketches.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
MAORI 3D ACTION MOVIES WITH CHINESE ACTORS CAST IN LEAD ROLES – CREATING A MAORI 3D ACTION MOVIE GENRE IN NEW ZEALAND
Photo: Taiaha art and Mau Rakau action characters are already teaching America’s children each day on TV. The merch that goes with these characters and the revenue of ad placement between their image is kinda a big deal in the USA. We don’t value it enough in NZ or give it a decent enough chance perhaps. Yet the world could.
Here’s a picture I snapped in 2010 in West Hollywood where taiaha art is not only on TV it also features around the city of Hollywood too.
Evolving Maori Cinema in New Zealand’s film industry:
Some global economic developments are occurring in the world of film. New markets are opening up in China. Canada’s best movie maker and world box office record holder James Cameron recently said within five years China’s movie market could rival the Wests. Including Chinese actors in movie ideas is a key part of Cameron’s strategy to evolve his brand of films into China. Actors from China will be sequed into future Avatar sequels, Cameron’s box office gold at present.
In New Zealand our economic leaders have identified China as being a key trading partner of New Zealand in the future.
So the question today is: How can Maori action films find cohesion with Asian markets love of movies that tell mythological stories, just like Maori do in legends Maori have been telling for centuries in New Zealand in a similar way China has been telling their legends in China for many centuries more? (more…)
Poetry we’re reading online is: iMaori Poetry 101 – The Written in Hollywood poetry collection.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.9.12~
We’ve reached the 5 million summit together as a global audience today on Horiwoodblog. Wow!
Athletes and sports stars have added their star weight over 2012 along with Hollywood’s leading lights. This year, after a winning Paralympics & Olympic Games plus the start of major international rugby football too, gotta give it up for the sports stars of the world of 2012. So, in the words of a reader’s comment today: “Oscar Pretorius thanks his cast[s].”
Let’s stay with that! :)
This year, journalists, crew and photographers – who have been feeding into the website in creative ways with content they’ve strummed up have significantly helped to get the website to this level. Special thanks to the USA, New Zealand and Australia for being the most consistently groovy and rocking peeps tuning in the most of the 75 different nations who read each day.
May we keep doing good in making the world smile more… in hard out, full throttle and smart ways. Mauri Ora. Let’s keep it going! (more…)
Photos: David Wall.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand. Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.9.12~
Generating his own buzz today is Nikura Ngaropo, the talented animator filmmaker who works on some of Hollywood’s biggest 3D films and box office busting movies. Visual effects is what Nikura does. Nikura lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.
Humble, gracious, talented, funny, experienced.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.8.12~
Being a blogger, you’d struggle without search engine capability. Google and Ask.Com are the two I use the most. Bing sometimes too.
On that note – who does Google rank today as stars of Horiwood website into the 3 1/2 year milestone on the go?: Sam Worthington & James Cameron‘s 3D films, Miley Cyrus, Rachel Hunter and artist, Hollywood actor, Indigenous peoples rights activist Q’orianka Kilcher – are googles favorite five stars on Google Images ranking, Thursday 23rd August 2012.
It’s an honor to have Rachel Hunter rank on this blog . A hero of most people my age group who grew up in NZ. And of course, Smilers youthful zing and Q’ori’s passionate beauty too for noble causes and earth preservation, is special to have on board a blog’s star mix.
As a Maori, Am-Kiwi blogger today, I feel like Charlie of Aaron Spelling‘s Charlie’s Angels today. :)
[With thanks to the audience and to Google for the trialogue tech support of a blogger's daily life at the daily word press. Peace!]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.8.12~
TEMUERA MORRISON LAUNCHES TRIBAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT – NGATI WHAKAUE’S 500 TRADE-TRAINING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Maori-Hollywood actor, Mr Temuera Jack Nicolas David Morrison, is working on a tribal building project here in New Zealand.
At grass roots level, our man Tem launched an iwi based trade training scheme in Rotorua today. As a star, he’s building tribal capacity from the grass-roots up.
Morrison’s Maori tribe of Ngāti Whakaue wants at least 500 of its own tradespeople by the year 2020. MP Tariana Turia added her bling to the mix in a story of how New Zealand society has always grown: developing our own talent.
Major builds are ahead. Love this story! Tres real. (more…)
True fact: Creative Maori-Kiwi kid, young Jakey Davis attends Catholic school.
He is so smart, when I’m in Jakey’s presence, my brain hurts tracking the zings that go through his thought processes at lightning Te Uira speed.
Can’t help admire his clever. Academically Jakey is definitely in the fast track. The self-described “one of the two best” in his Saturday mornings rugby team, Jake loves going to school every day. If he could go to school on the weekends too, Jakey so would. Such a Maori nerd!
New Zealand’s got smart talent rising up in Kiwi neighborhoods.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.7.12~
He’s in a movie with Temuera Morrison and Stan Walker. He wrote a song for John Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi | 28th Maori Battalion, the last surviving member of a team of Maori warriors who paid the price of New Zealand citizenship’s freedom, many years ago.
His name is Troy Kingi. He’s proudly from Keri Keri.
Bro rocks. Take a listen.
[Astar has the story].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.7.12~