AKL Nicola Kawana

Nicola KawanaFeatured Popular

Hair
Black
Eyes
Brown
Height
5'10'' / 178 cm
DOB
1970
Notes:
Photographs by Colleen Tunnicliff

FEATURE FILM

2012 Fresh Meat, 'Margaret Crane'
Gibson Group, Dir. Danny Mulheron

TELEVISION

2016 Brokenwood Mysteries: series 3, 'Tina'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Various
2015 Maui's Hook (docu-drama), 'Pania'
Kura Productions Ltd, Dir. Paora Joseph
2015 Find Me A Maori Bride, 'Judge'
Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd, Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2010 Brown Brothas, 'Iris'
Cinco Cine Film Productions, Various directors
2009 Eruption (tele-feature), 'Mere' (lead)
Gibson Group, Dir Danny Mulheron

2008Legend of the Seeker: series I, 'Sylvia'
The Walt Disney Company (NZ) Limited, Various directors
2007The Man Who Lost His Head, 'Lollie' (lead)
ITV / South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Terry Johnson
2007Whanau, 'Mereaira'
Cinco Cine Film Productions, Dir. Hori Ahipene
05-06Shortland Street, 'Huia Samuels' (core cast)
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2002Mataku: The Rocks, 'Tui Burton'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
99-00Jacksons Wharf: series I - II, 'Mahina Jackson' (core cast)
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
1997Nga Wahine, 'Nuki Te Kani'
Dir. Riwia Brown
1995Cover Story, 'Featured'
Gibson Group
1996Enid Blyton Stories, 'Various'
Cloud 9
1996Understanding the Law, 'Various'
ETV

PRESENTING

2015 The Get Growing Roadshow, 'Presenter'
Top Shelf Productions / Choice TV

THEATRE

2015 A Doll's House, 'Christine'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Colin McColl
2012 Awatea, 'Pera'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Colin McColl
2012 The Motor Camp, 'Dawn'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Roy Ward
2010 Nga Manurere, 'Manawa'
Hawkins Centre / TAPAC, Dir. Katie Wolfe

2009Nga Manurere, 'Manawa'
TAPAC, Dir. Katie Wolfe
2008Who Needs Sleep Anyway?, 'Various'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Roger Hall
2007Mother, Whaea, Tama, Son, 'Lead'
AK 07, Dir. Heath Jones
2001Woman far Walking, 'Lead'
North Island tour, Dir. Christian Penny
1999Les Parents Terribles, 'Madeleine'
Circa Theatre, Dir. Cathy Downes
1998Manu Ray, 'Lucy Lord'
Taranaki Arts Festival, Dir. Iain Rea
1996Waitapu, 'Jaki'
Ha Hara Hou / Te Reo Maori season
1998Homes Fires, 'Tia'
Downstage Theatre, Dir. Nathaniel Lees
1998Kindertransport, 'Helga'
Unreal Theatre Company, Dir. Donogh Rees
1998Scow, 'Various'
Dir. William Fairmond
1997Blood Wedding, 'The Wife'
Dir. Maya Dalzeil
1997TIE Tour, 'Ensemble'
Frontier Theatre
1996Mo & Jess Kill Susie, 'Mo'
Dir. Gary Henderson
1996Waitapu, 'Various'
Dir. Tina Cook
1995Five Angels, 'Various'
Dir. Alison Quigan
1995The Debate, 'Various'
Dir. Hone Kouka
1994The Rover, 'Callis / Moretta'
Dir. Roger Hodgeman
1989In the Wilderness Without a Hat, 'Various'
Dir. Rangimoana Taylor

SHORT FILM

2013 Weaving Texas Bread, 'Old Pare'
Tauihu Media Limited
2013 Pumanawa, 'Spirit Pare'
Tauihu Media, Dir. Poata Eruera
2009 Koro's Medal, 'Mia'
Hummingbird Films, Dir. James Barr

2008Zero, 'Ruth'
Dir. Leo Woodhead
2008Kehua, 'Sarah'
Dir. Wiremu Grace
2005The Mystery of De Renzys Limp, 'Lead'
48hr Film Festival, Dir. Gary John
1999Donuts for Breakfast, 'Miss Osbourne'
Dir. Felicity Morgan Rhind
1994Eau die la Vie, 'Waitress'
Dir. Simon Bare

AWARDS

2000Best Actress Nomination
NZ Television Awards
1996Most Promising Female Newcomer
Chapmann Tripp Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2013 ASB
NZ, 3 months

2008Whitcoulls
NZ

TRAINING

1996Acting Workshops
with Pan Theatre Company
1994Diploma in Performing Arts
Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School
1988Performing Arts Graduate
Taranaki Performing Arts School

 

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Highlights

Feature Film

2012 Fresh Meat, 'Margaret Crane'
Gibson Group Dir: Danny Mulheron

Television

2018 In Dark Places (Tele-feature), 'P.C. Salu'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Michael Bennett

2017 Kiwi (Tele-feature), 'Janice'
Rogue Productions Ltd

2017 The New Legends of Monkey, 'Meera'
See-Saw Films Dir: Gerard Johnstone

2016 Brokenwood Mysteries: season 3, 'Tina'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various directors

2015 Maui's Hook (docu-drama), 'Pania'
Kura Productions Ltd Dir: Paora Joseph

2015 Find Me A Maori Bride, 'Judge'
Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd Dir: Kiel McNaughton

2010 Brown Brothas, 'Iris'
Cinco Cine Film Productions Dir: Various directors

2009 Eruption (tele-feature), 'Mere (lead)'
Gibson Group Dir: Danny Mulheron

2008 Legend of the Seeker: season I, 'Sylvia'
The Walt Disney Company (NZ) Dir: Various directors

2007 The Man Who Lost His Head, 'Lollie (lead)'
ITV / South Pacific Pictures Dir: Terry Johnson

2007 Whanau, 'Mereaira'
Cinco Cine Film Productions Dir: Hori Ahipene

05-06 Shortland Street, 'Huia Samuels (core cast)'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various directors

2002 Mataku: The Rocks, 'Tui Burton'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various directors

99-00 Jacksons Wharf: season I - II, 'Mahina Jackson (core cast)'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various directors

Presenting

2015 The Get Growing Roadshow, 'Presenter'
Top Shelf Productions / Choice TV

Theatre

2019 Astroman, 'Mrs Mahara'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Tainui Tukiwaho

2018 Rendered, 'Major Aria'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Katie Wolfe

2018 Under The Mountain , 'Aunty Noelene '
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Sara Brodie

2017 The Vultures, 'Atawhai'
Tawata Productions Dir: Miria George

2015 A Doll's House, 'Christine'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl

2012 Awatea, 'Pera'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl

2012 The Motor Camp, 'Dawn'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Roy Ward

2010 Nga Manurere, 'Manawa'
Hawkins Centre / TAPAC Dir: Katie Wolfe

2008 Who Needs Sleep Anyway?, 'Various'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Roger Hall

2001 Woman far Walking, 'Lead'
North Island tour Dir: Christian Penny

Short Film

2018 Confessions of a Highly Emotional Bag Man, 'Mandy'
Sideways Productions

Web Series

2017 Baby Mama's Club, 'Ngaire'
BMC Productions Dir: Henelle Harris & Roseanne Liang

Skills

  • Full Licence
  • Voice Artist

Notes:

Can drive manual and automatic.

Vocal Skills

    Accents:
  • American (standard)
  • Australian

Vocal Notes:

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