The songs you know. The story you don't.
From Director Oscar Kightley comes DAWN RAID – the extraordinary untold story of acclaimed New Zealand music label Dawn Raid Entertainment and its two founders, Andy Murnane and Brotha D.
From humble beginnings selling t-shirts on the streets of South Auckland, this unlikely duo formed a legendary partnership that would defy the odds and become music royalty both at home and across the world.
The film explores the incredible challenges and struggles that were buried deep beneath the glamour of chart-topping hits with the hottest local and international talent – rifts between artists, unpaid tax debts, feelings of failure and betrayal – and the immeasurable musical legacy that was created in spite of this. Featuring some of New Zealand’s biggest hip-hop and RnB artists including Savage, Mareko, Adeaze and Aaradhna, DAWN RAID is an inspirational, heart pounding celebration of local home grown talent who not only gave a voice to their local community, but paved the way for a future generation of artists.…more
THREE PASIFIKA ACTORS FROM DOWN UNDER CAST IN DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON's BIOPIC SERIES "YOUNG ROCK"
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announced the core cast for his upcoming NBC comedy series #YoungRock on his social media today.
The series is based on his childhood and formative years growing up. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Former 'Fresh off the Boat' showrunner Nahnatchka Khan will oversee the 11 episode series. She will co-write the comedy with her longtime collaborator Jeff Chiang. Dwayne Johnson himself will appear in every episode and he is also executive producing the series alongside the writers and his Seven Bucks productions partners Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras.
The series is expected to debut on NBC sometime in 2021 and will be filmed on the Gold Coast in Australia. We're looking forward to seeing more of our Pasifika actors from down under announced in this production.…more
The Real Housewives franchise has expanded to Salt Lake City with a brand new cast of women including the first Polynesian 'housewife' to be part of the series.
Her Bravo bio reads:
"As a Tongan and Hawaiian growing up in Salt Lake City, Jen Shah felt like she often stuck out in her traditionally white, Mormon world.…more
Coco congrats to Samoan / Kiwi / Dutch Production Associate for PBS News Hour, Maea Lenei Buhre on her 'News & Documentary' Emmy Award win!
She is one of the Producers for PBS News Hours 3 part documentary series 'Stopping a Killer Pandemic' which was the recipient of the 'News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Science, Medical and Environmental Report.' The award was presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during the virtual awards ceremony on Monday, September 21st.
The series, which aired in June 2019, explored the potential threat of a likely flu pandemic and the advances in medical research leading to a solution.
When Maea found out her and her team had won she tweeted she was proud and grateful to be part of the team and also gave props to fellow Producer & Editor Jason Kane who had the idea to cover an imminent pandemic BEFORE Covid-19 had hit worldwide.…more
Last week Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson posted a callout on his instagram to help him pick 3 tracks to fill up his Top 30 workout playlist for Spotify.
You can check the full list in his Instagram post below which included heavy hitters like 2Pacs 'All Eyez on Me', Rage against the Machines 'Killing in the Name' and OG Samoan rappers Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E's 'One Life, Last Breath'
Pasifika Heavy Metal band 'Shepherds Reign' took to social media and asked their fans to help them get their song 'Le Manu' onto the Rocks playlist by commenting on his instagram post ...
And it worked! The Rock shared in his IG story yesterday the last 3 tracks he'd chosen and Shepherds Reign's 'Le Manu' made it!
Listen to the full workout here on Spotify and then check out the videos for both our Samoan groups featured below -
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E - One Life, Last Breath
Shepherds Reign - Le Manu
On August 18, 2019, Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian exchanged vows on the picturesque cliffs of Hawaii in the early hours of the morning.
Later that night, she surprised him with the beautiful song in this video, “Step Into A Love Like This,” that she wrote and recorded as a celebration of their marriage.
On the one-year anniversary of their wedding, Dwayne and Lauren share the song to the world, along with treasured moments from their wedding day.
Dwayne also shared on his instagram that he chose Fiji's version of an oldie but goodie Samoan song 'Taualaga a Solomona' to walk down the aisle to.
"Step Into A Love Like This" is available now on all platforms.
Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2VDvjy...
Listen on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/step...
Jason Momoa had a special surprise for his wife Lisa Bonet.
The Aquaman star shares this video of a project 14 years in the making that centred on restoring Bonet's first car that she bought when she was 17.
"I know we can’t relive a memory, but maybe we can rebuild one," Momoa says
Life is all about timing, whether it’s catching a wave, catching lightning, or catching true love, and that’s what this song is about.
This is a love song that really boils down to how you can wait you whole life for the right person, and when it finally happens it hits like lightning.
Listen to Catching Lightning here
Three funny scenes from NZ comedy movie 'The Breaker Upperers'.
Warning: Explicit Language
Soane ‘The Shark’ Valu had the world at his feet until he lost it all. After Soane’s father dies, he reluctantly returns to South Auckland from America to face his estranged sister, the three kids he left behind and break the curse of his ancestor’s shame.
The first ever Tongan language drama series coming to the CoconetTV.
Full series premieres Wednesday, 5th August 2020.