A B O U T
Ten Canaries | Writer/Producer Claire Varley & D.O.P/Director Jake Mokomoko will release their latest project - coming soon.
Stolen Lands - Betrayal of a Chief is an original production by Pāpāmoa-based film production company, Ten Canaries, operated by Claire Varley and Jake Mokomoko. Together the pair have over 16 years of experience in the television and film industries producing a range of award-winning content, including the critically acclaimed and self-funded short film Hāngī pants.
For their latest project - Ten Canaries have created Stolen Lands, following the story of Jake’s tīpuna (ancestor), Chief Mokomoko of Te Whakatōhea. As narrator and series director, Jake and his whānau uncover the accusations, injustice and conspiracy in Ōpōtiki in 1865, which led to the unjust execution of Chief Mokomoko. The Ten Canaries production team pride themselves in their Māori culture and have a predominantly Māori team to support Māori creatives in as many roles as possible.