Cousins (M)


  • Rated M
  • Released 2021-03-03
  • Runtime 83 minutes
  • Genre Drama
  • Director Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace Smith
  • Writer Briar Grace Smith
  • Actors Tanea Heke, Rachel House, Briar Grace Smith
  • Language English,
  • Country New Zealand


Mata, Missy and Makareta Three cousins Three lives Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood Orphaned Mata believes she has no whanau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki guardian of the land As the years pass, loss of the family land seems imminent and the womens promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything