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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti

Programmers' Picks / New Zealand / 2016 / 14 mins / English, Samoan with English subtitles / Color / 1.85:1, D-Cinema

Plays In:
Good Bones

CGV Cinemas 2
May 2, 2017 9:30 pm


The matriarch of a large Polynesian family lies bedridden and silent, unable or unwilling to speak after a long illness. When a family crisis strikes, Nan Maria gets unexpected help as she struggles to reunite her fractured family.

Director's Bio

Jerry is a New Zealand-born Samoan raised in Christchurch. He graduated from the NZ Broadcasting School and works as a director and camera operator television and web series. He is a member of Goodfellas, the team chosen six times as Sir Peter Jackson Wild Card finalists in NZ’s 48 Hours Film Festival. Jerry runs acting and directing workshops, and founded Pacific Islands film festivals in Melbourne and Tonga.


Producer: Karin Williams
Director: Jeremiah Tauamiti
Writer: Taofia Pelesasa
Cast: Leiataua “Ma” Si’ulepa, Mary Lauati

Plays in

  1. Good Bones

    Shorts Programs / 92 mins
    Film is an archival tool that reflects and preserves our memories, artistic evolution and world events. This selection of stories explores how tradition creates foundation for multiculturalist nations. — Kristen Lee

    In This Program: Deer God, Maria, To Perpetuate, Persimmons, Born Bone Boon, Invisible Point, Water!

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Dates & Times

Plays In:
Good Bones

CGV Cinemas 2
May 2, 2017 9:30 pm