Rob Mokaraka

Profile

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

180 cm

Age Range

40–50

Ethnicity

NZ/Maori

Career Highlights

Winner-Best Actor in the Short Film INC'D, Wairoa Maori Film Festival
Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards-Winner-Best New Playwright-Strange Resting Places
Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards-Winner-Most Promising Newcomer-Have Car Will Travel

Awatea (Theatre)
Auckland Theatre Company
Role: Kani Director: Colin McColl

Supercity TV3 (TVD)
Super Fumes Limited
Role: Tyler Director: Tika Waititi

Bride Flight (FF)
New Holland Pictures
Role: Young Mozzie Director: Ben Sombogaart

Strange Resting Places-NZ/Pacific Island/Australia (Theatre)
Taki Rua Productions
Director: Leo Gene Peters

Awards.

2015Performance of the Year 2015 - All Our Sons
2015Winner of Best Actor Award 2015 - Inc'd
2014Winner-Best Actor in the Short Film INC'D, Wairoa Maori Film Festival
2014Winner-Best Short Film INC'D, Wairoa Maori Film Festival
2007Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Winner - Best New Playwright - Strange Resting Places
2001Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards -Winner - Most Promising Newcomer - Have Car Will Travel

Short Film.

2011The Lawn Mower Men Of KapuBlue Batch
Dir. Libby Hakaraia
2011UpHillTimDir. Jackie Van Beek
2004Tama TuWaika (Lead)Aio Films/Defender Films
Dir. Taika Cohen
2002The FreezerRobMF Films
Dir. Paolo Rotondo

Feature Film.

2007Bride FlightYoung MozzieNew Holland Pictures
Dir. Ben Sombogaart
2002Aidiko InsaneJobs (Pimp)NZ Film Commission
Dir. Adam Larkin
1999A Night InVoo DooDir. Mike Wallace
1999Speechless, NurseDir. Graham Tuckett

Television.

2018It Takes a VillageRopataAwa Films
Dir. Tammy Davis
2014When We Go to WarMaori CaptainJump Film and TV Limited
Dir. Peter Burger
2011Nga Reo Hou-Strange Resting PlacesVariousEyeworks New Zealand Ltd/Black Inc Media Ltd
Dir. Tearepa Kahi
2011PurapurawhetuMataEyeworks New Zealand Ltd/Black Inc Media
Dir. Rawiri Paratene & Michael Bennett
2010Supercity TV3Tyler (Support)Super Fumes Limited
Dir. Tika Waititi
2002Mataku Series 1JockDir. Peter Burger
2001Love Bites Series 1JimKahukura Productions
Dir. Robert Sarkies
2000QuestionsMinkyCommunicado
Dir. Ross Jennings
1999Amazing AnimalsWarrior & KiwiNight Owl Films
1998DugganRobertGibson Group Productions

Presenter.

2001Police Training VideosTruck Driver/OfficerRNZPV Video Unit
2001Police Training VideosOfficerRNZPC Video Unit
1999Inland Revenue CD RomTony Hiles
1999Westpac Trust training videos2d Films
1997Working for the MinistryGovt Training Video
Dir. Jim Greenhough

Theatre.

2015All Our SonsWaru MatairaTaki Rua Productions
Dir. Nathaniel Lees
2014Strange Resting PlacesEdinburgh Fringe Festival
Dir. Rob Mokaraka & Paolo Rotondo
2012AwateaKaniAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2012Midsummers Night DreamMechanical/Fairy (Support)Auckland Theatre Company - Maidment Theatre
Dir. Colin McColl & Ben Crowder
2011Strange Resting PlacesSoliderQ Theatre
Dir. Leo Gene Peters
2010PurapurawhetuMataweraDir. Cathy Downes
2007Strange Resting PacesNational & International Festivals (NZ, Australia, Singapore, London, Pacific Islands)
Dir. Leo Gene Peters
2007Strange Resting Places-NZ/Pacific Island/AustraliaTaki Rua Productions
Dir. Leo Gene Peters
2005Four Hangis & a Tangi10 Different CharactersFunny Business, Comedy Festival
Dir. Kate Parker
2005King & CountryMuruNational Tour
Dir. Conrad Newport
2004GoldieTuwharetoa Visitor 1Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2003MacbethLennoxPandemonium Productions
Dir. Margaret Mary Hollins
2001Have Car Will TravelBroTaki Rua Productions
Dir. Rachel House
2001InsaltMakaSeeyd Company
2000Never, NeverJohnBATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Emma Willis
1999Kitchen TablesKarlPhoenix Theatre
Dir. Glenda Tuaine
1999QuestionsMinkyDir. Dra McKay
1998Pied PiperDir. E Theatre(Director : Peter Wilson
1997JellybeanCapital E Theatre
Dir. Peter Wilson
1997Pains, More ConcernPhoenix Theatre
Dir. Gregor Cameron
1997Work in ProgressTaki Rua Productions
Dir. Vanessa Stacey
1996GodspellCaptain Bouganville Theatre
Dir. Jim McMullen

Voice.

2006Marshall Batteries
2000Radio New Zealand/Plays/Short Stories
1999Channel Z Radio CommercialsStation voice
1999Cola & Spree Radio
1999Stooges Radio

Training.

Screen Acting Course - 1999
Acting for Film and Television - 1998
Capital E, Puppetry & Mask - 1998
Toi Whakaari Masterclass - 1998, Freeing the Natural Voice
Diploma in Drama - 1995, Acting Major