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Keynote Addresses: Stepping Into the Unknown

Closing out the first day of BSS is the 2024 keynotes. This is an exploration of our theme Stepping into the Unknown through the eyes of seven outstanding practitioners. This year you will hear from seven actors with unique stories and outlooks.  

Pax Assadi is an actor, comedian, writer and producer of Raised by Refugees, Lucy Lawless’s acting is known to us all, but she has recently directed her first documentary Never Look Away which was in competition at Sundance, Beulah Koale has recently appeared in several New Zealand films after a long stint on US network TV show Hawaii 5-0, Jess Hong has recently appeared in Netflix series, 3 Body Problem and New Zealand audiences will soon see her in kiwi feature film Grafted. Robyn Malcolm has enjoyed continued success as an actor and producer- most recently with critical darling After The Party, Shane Rangi is and actor,stunt and motion capture performer who’s credits include Avatar, The Lord of The Rings trilogy and Chronicles of Narnia. Cliff Curtis has acted in or co- produced many of New Zealand’s most important and iconic films including The Dark Horse, Whale Rider and Once Were Warriors. 

The Keynotes are a celebration of New Zealand talent and not to be missed.  

Session sponsored by Te Māngai Pāho.