Original title : THREE WISE COUSINS
Written, directed and produced by Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa
Romantic Comedy / 89 mins / 2016 / New Zealand / Samoa
Starring : Neil Amituanai, Fesuiai Viliamu, Vito Vito and Gloria Blake
French subtitles: Nelly Gillet and Deborah Walker-Morrison
Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa is a New Zealand born Samoan with a strong interest in representation of Pacific people in the media. He worked primarily as a freelance camera operator in television. His debut feature is a case of putting all the resources at his disposal into a film that he believes not only has a strong message about struggling with identity while caught between different worlds, but also most importantly that such stories can be entertaining and uplifting.
His latest comedy entitled Hibiscus & Ruthless came out in January 2018. This time, the focus is on a duo of young women who have been friends since childhood and who have to keep focused when facing numerous male temptations.