Taofia Pelesasa – Lt Eteli Masani
Taofia (Fatausi and Vailoa, Samoa / Nukunonu, Tokelau) is a Rotorua native who found his way to the stage via law school and then UNITEC Drama School. He is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Writing for Screen. He feels blessed to have worked with the likes of Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) and Kila Kokonut Krew (KKK) but his proudest moment since graduating from drama school in 2011 is co-founding Whenua Tapu Creative Limited as a vehicle to share the rich small-town Polynesian experience of which he is a product.
Samson Chan-Boon – Cpl Simi Bishop
Samson (Vailele/Tafua, Samoa) is a Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA) graduate who has worked with Sam Scott, Tama Waipara, Pua Magasiva and many more. His credits include “Sinarella” (PIPA/ATC, 2012), Lima Productions’ “Fathers” short film, and Victor Rodger’s “At the Wake” (Centrepoint Theatre, 2012).
Andy Sani – Pvt Ioane Churchward
Andy (Sinamona/Faatoia, Samoa) is a PIPA graduate whose credits include “Polly Hood in Mumuland” (PIPA/ATC, 2011), “The Brave” (Massive Company, 2012), and “The Taro King” (KKK, 2012).
Leki Jackson Bourke – Pvt Tama Apala
Leki (Hakupu, Niue / Vava’u, Tonga / Talimatau, Samoa) is a PIPA graduate and Lima Dance Theatre member. He’s been studying drama ever since his first year of high school. His credits include “The Brave” (Massive Company, 2012), “The Taro King” (Kila Kokonut Krew, 2012), and “Gaga: the unmentionable” (We Should Practice, 2012).