Have made the big move. Shock to the system, moving from our beautiful whanau whare at Omamari beach (quiet, peaceful, kaimoana (seafood) etc., back here to the big smoke! But, it is exciting and now the adventure is going to begin. Will be staying here in Auckland until the movie is made. Hope to start shooting the first scenes in May, then keep filming as and when everything is in place. I will be staying here until it is created. Of that I am 100% resolved. THIS TIME IT WILL HAPPEN AND THE DREAM WILL BE MADE INTO REALITY!
Ti hei mauri ora. After a complete break from this project, I have now been able to re-align and refocus my energies and as such am moving back to Tamaki Makaurau for the primary purpose of making Te Toa...The Warrior. No more excuses, no more hesitations, no more fears, no more doubts, just 100% COMMITMENT until it is made, completed, created. Ka pai.
Ti hei mauri ora! I just looked back on my old written journals and see that I first began this project, Te Toa...The Warrior, in January 2016. Five years ago. A lot has happened since then. And of course the dream and desire to create it is still there, but I have made the decision to take a complete break for a while. Just so I can recuperate, readjust, realign. So that is what I am going to do. And that is a good thing I think. As you can only go so hard in whatever you do, than you just burn out. Also, look at Papatuanuku...our Earth Mother. Back in the old days we Maori use to put the kumara seed into her, work the land, harvest, then give her a complete REST. She would need to lie fallow, to recuperate, and then her whenua would come back more lush, stronger and nicer than ever. So in the same way, I am going to follow that same kaupapa for Te Toa---The Warrior. After five years, I am giving this kaupapa a COMPLETE rest. No more blogs, trying to source financing etc. No more storyboarding etc. Just a complete break, then once I know the time is right, I will recommit to seeing this beautiful dream being made into reality. Ka pai.