Figwit And The Ninja
There’s a New Zealand film just out of the pipe called “Tongan Ninja”. It’s a cocktail of martial artistry, high jinks and high kicks directed by Jason Stutter and contains a Figwit twist!
It seems that young Figwit is responsible for co-writing the theme song as well as choreographing some of the flamboyant and controversial dance numbers.
One of the films dancers had this to say:
“I had a great day that day, Bret’s choreography seriously challenged me and the other girls but even at its most gruelling we really enjoyed ourselves. Bret always made us feel really good about ourselves.”
And a studio insider added:
“I think dance has potential to exist symbiotically within the National cinema.. Dance has the power to change our lives for the better and film puts money in my bank account”
A review at aint-it-cool-news raves about the film:
“The CGI is ….surprisngly good. And the jokes throughout are just funny. I wont spoil them, becuase (sic) you just dont spoil humor. Thats wrong, like beating up someones grandma. “
The film was a hit at
the Cannes film festival and has recently sold to several territories so
hopefully you’ll be able to see it soon.