I am not a member of the Maori Tribe. I have never been to New Zealand…. but I was forever changed by the film Once Were Warriors. I still feel a bit stunned that I went on to act with Temuera Morrison (Jake the Mus), and would ultimately cosmically meet, interview and become friends with Rena Owen (Rena Owen) who plays Beth Heke. I believe I tell her in my first interview with her (another one is coming soon) that meeting her was more powerful for me than having met Marlon Brando!
If you’ve never seen Once Were Warriors (film), you simply must. If you have, you’ll love this new documentary, Once Were Warriors – Where Are They Now. I just watched it (the documentary – I’ve seen the film countless times), and I’m still transfixed. I must have a past-lives connection to this story, the characters, the actors, this film (or all of these) which remains at the top of my all-time favorite list. Be on the lookout for a new interview with Rena and be sure to visit her website.