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A short narrative film following the curious journey of young Luna as she reflects on her ancestors arriving in New Zealand. This film was inspired by a true story from a conversation with a stranger at The Shack, in regards to his family pilgrimage from Scotland. The rolling hills of the Waikato sets the scene as this young girl dreams

into what it may have been like to arrive in New Zealand many years ago...

Born at Sea (2017)



Luna Petzold de la Cruz

Monika De La Cruz

Yannis Petzold

Selva Petzold de la Cruz


Written & Directed by

Shannon Aroha


Cinematography by

Andy Aroha

& Shannon Aroha


Music by

Jordan Critz

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