Two high profile New Zealanders, a former All Black, Norm Hewitt, and Hollywood actor, Manu Bennett reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty. Making Good Men is not a story of blame or humiliation. It’s a path to redemption, reconciliation and ultimately to restoration.
Fiona Apanui-Kupenga - Producer/Director
Fiona has a wealth of experience in both producing and directing for a range of audiences. Her credits include Making Good Men documentary for Prime 2016, Kitchen Kura 2016 , Patapatai 2015, Fitness in the Whare 2015, Behind the Brush 2014, Survive Aotearoa 2013 and Code 2010-2011 all for Maori Television. Prior to that, she was the line-up producer for TVNZ’s Good Morning show for four years from 2006. From 2001 to 2005, Fiona presented the TVNZ rangatahi show Mai Time.
Mike Jonathan - Cameraman
Mike has worked in the TV and Film industries for 20 years as a cameraman, editor and director and is regarded as one of the best cameramen in the industry. His skill and knowledge is an asset to any project. His most recent project is directing, shooting and editing the Māori Troilus and Cressida documentary for Māori TV. Mike produced and directed Ngā Taumaru/ Shadows, an independent short film based on true events, featuring a young Māori man, Tommy, a paranoid schizophrenic retelling his life story to a video camera. Mike also directed the heart-warming short film, Hawaiki that has screened in over 30 countries around the world. Hawaiki won best short film at ImagineNATIVE 2006. He is currently shooting a documentary in Iceland.