About

Part of the E Tipu E Rea series, Thunderbox tells the story of a boy learning about hypocrisy through his unusual relationship with his father.

This was the film debut for director Lee Tamahori after a long career in television commercials.  Tamahori went on to direct the phenomenally successful Once Were Warriors.

 

 

Technical Info: 
Colour, 16 mm, Te Reo
Duration: 
30min
Production Year: 
1989
Production Company: 
Te Manuka Trust
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Roles

Director
Writer
Producer

Key Cast

Thunderbox
Wi Kuki Kaa
Junior
Faifua Amiga Jnr
Mrs Pettigrew
Brenda Kendall
Mr Bull
Peter McCauley
Magistrate
Ian Mune

Key Crew