It’s ball season and hormones are on the rise at St. Valentines High. The new arrival of the fabulous fakaleiti Lisa causes a stir, particularly with First XV captain Mose.
A web of entanglements are woven, and Lisa soon realises that behind every Prince Charming is a hater in the midst.
There is no tree big enough for the shade, the sass and the relevance of this coming of age story that looks beyond the hyena laughs, to the pain of the adolescent experience when you don’t run with the pack. Most importantly this based-on-a-true story of the traumas and triumphs of adolescence, speaks to the hearts of our rainbow aigas across the Moana.
The melting pot becomes a pressure cooker when rugby players, Island mums, gender fluidity and teenage microaggressions all converge in this South Auckland high school drama like no other.
This rangatahi story of gender and sexual identity affirmation has already won the hearts of hundreds of Pasifika school students in each stage form, and is now ready to be brought to life on screen for this audience around Aotearoa.
This ground breaking dramedy puts Pasifika story sovereignty at the forefront, created and made by an all Pasifika team:
Written by Amanaki Prescott-Faletau and Leki Bourke-Jackson
Directed by Damon Fepulea'i and Ramon TeWake
Produced by Hope Papali'i and Elizabeth Koroivulaono
EPs Lisa Taouma, Nicola Anne Smith and Amanaki Prescott-Faletau
WELCOME to 'Inky Pinky Ponky - the odd one out..'