LANITA RIRINUI RYAN
Projects for the people
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRESENTER / MC
  1. 24/7
    THE COCONET TV
    The Polydolly Experience: Sights, sounds, tastes, skills and treasures of our wahine in the Pacific.
    ONLINE: www.thecoconet.tv
  2. 2008-2015
    CODE
    The Flagship Sports Show combining celebrities, community, challenges, comedy and music with the 'cuzzies on the couch'
    ONDEMAND: MĀORI TV (off-air)
  3. 2011-2016
    FRESH / POLYFEST
    A platter of Polytainment presented by our favourite Pacificans featuring culture and community, comedy and celebs.
    TV2: 1000-1030 SATURDAY (Season 6 in production)
  4. 2013
    AOTEAROA REGGAE ALL STARS
    Documentary Entertainment Special featuring Aotearoa's top reggae stars in the fight against child abuse.
    ONDEMAND: MĀORITV (off air)
  5. 2000-2012
    MAI TIME / IAMTV
    From Mai Time to IAMTV. This was the rangatahi Māori flagship series dedicated to sharing stories of our youth with everything from events to inspirational to comedy.
    TV2: SATURDAYS 10AM (off air)
  6. 2011 / 2012
    KANIKANI MAI / WAIATA MĀORI MUSIC AWARDS
    Presenter Entertainment in a Dance Competition Show, Waiata Māori Music Awards Show. MC for Wairoa Māori Film Festival & The Outlook for Someday Filmmaking Competition.
    ONDEMAND: MĀORI TV
  7. 2009
    TĀTAI HONO
    Documentary series exploring the lives of Māori and their reconnection to their tribal affiliations, language and tikanga.
    ONDEMAND: MĀORITV
  8. 2004-2008
    MĀ TĀTOU / BROMASTERS
    Iwi-tainment series featuring festivals, events, profiles, arts, community.
    OFF-AIR: MĀORITV
  9. 2009-2015
    The Outlook for Someday Filmmaking Competition
    Youth filmmaking challenge on the subject of sustainability - Ambassador, MC
    www.theoutlookforsomeday.net
  10. since 2000
    Mana Wahine
    Painting & Artistic Expressions - the strength of women. Particular focus on Wahine Māori, taa moko, and the story of ever-changing identity.
    Works at Te Rawhiti Homestead, Northland, NZ.
  11. 2004
    Artsville Documentary: POI
    A short documentary about the story of the poi, featuring exponent Ngamoni Huata and her Te Arawa tales of 'Pakete Whero' & 'Hinemoa'.
    TVONE
  12. 2001
    In The Shed
    Documentary with the Peter Lyon Shearing Gang in Queenstown, NZ.
    TVONE
  13. 24/7
    Events, Festivals
    Music & Cultural Festival Coverage
    VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS
  14. 2014
    POI - Hopes & Dreams
    A Short Prose of hopes and dreams of a mother to her child, using the personification of the poi to express words of wisdom for lifes' journey.
    Unreleased
  15. 2016
    POI360
    The definitive digital home for the iconic Poi of Aotearoa. A showcase of this timeless, indigenous instrument, which incorporates immersive 360 3D virtual reality performance, to entertain and inform about poi songs and choreography.
    THROUGH THE FIRE LTD