Summary: Turei’s family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley’s 1979 tour. But it’s a dream that challenges the traditions and values of his upbringing and will set him at odds with his family – particularly his father, a true man of the land. Mt Zion is a family-oriented story starring Australian Idol winner Stan Walker in his acting debut and Temuera Morrison (‘Once Were Warriors’). It is written and directed by Tearepa Kahi, who drew inspiration for the story from his own family background. The film features original music in a uniquely New Zealand Maori take on Marley’s reggae.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 14th March, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Country: New Zealand
Director: Te Arepa Kahi
Screenwriter: Te Arepa Kahi
Cast: Kevin Kaukau (Booker), Bob Marley (himself), Temuera Morrison (Dad), Miriama Smith (Layla), Stan Walker (Turei)
Runtime: 96 mins
Dave Griffiths’s ‘Mt Zion’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘Mt Zion’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.
Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Mt Zion′: Check Episode #25 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Mt Zion’. We also have Mt Zion Cast interviews online for you to listen to.
Subculture Media Interviews for ‘Mt Zion’: Interviews with various cast members of ‘Mt. Zion’ can be found here.