Grey Lynn on the silver screen

South Pacific Pictures’ feature Sione’s Wedding has received rave reviews in NZ and Samoa following its February premiere. Written by Oscar Kightley and James Griffin, the comedy revolves around a group of first and second generation Pacific Islanders living in Grey Lynn, Auckland. In acknowledgement of the film’s central Polynesian themes, the cast and crew decided to hold an official premiere in Samoa at Apia’s Magik Cinema, with stars such as Kightley, Robbie Magasiva and Teuila Blakely in attendance. Griffin describes Sione’s Wedding as “a contemporary, urban story set in the Polynesian world … a kind of romantic comedy for guys. It’s about universal themes of love and respect and friendship, told from a Polynesian perspective.”

Oscar Kightley

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