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14m Drama 2016

The matriarch of a large Polynesian family lies bedridden and silent, unable or unwilling to speak after a long illness. When a family crisis strikes, Nan Maria gets some unexpected help as she struggles to reunite her fractured family.

Maria screened a numerous international film festivals including imagineNATIVE Media Arts Festival, Skábmagovat Saami Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival and the PBS Online Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Most Popular Film.


Leiataua “Ma” Si’ulepa (Nan Maria) , Mary Lauati (Little Maria) , Fua'o Teli (Niu) , Teresa Fa'alogo (Nifo) , Victor Kalolo (Pio)


Karin Williams

Director of Photography

Fred Renata

Production Designer

Vea Mafile'o


Samoan, English


New Zealand

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