Associate Producer: Kotuku Tibble Prod. Manager: Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble Writer: Tim Worrall Co-Directors: Tim Worrall and Aaron Smart Production Company: Smart As Productions
Kōtuku Rerenga Rua (the second flight of the heron) explores the impact of a near-death experience on Kōtuku Tibble. The teacher and media personality (from te teo Rugby World Cup commentator, to running language lessons on TV show Pūkana) talks about being reborn as the husband, father and leader he believes he is destined to be. Co-directed by Tim Worrall and Aaron Smart (The Road to Whakarae), the short documentary was made in te reo Māori for web series Loading Docs. Sadly Kõtuku Tibble died in his sleep, a few months after Kōtuku Rerenga Rua was completed.
This short film was made with the support of Loading docs a unique New Zealand initiative that produces short documentaries that move, inspire and challenge audiences locally and internationally. www.loadingdocs.net