He Hekenga Tūhura

Allan George | Short Documentary
Māori | New Zealand | 2019 | 8 min
International Premiere

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 5:30pm
Short Program: Imprint
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

Award-winning Māori director, Allen George, lovingly honours his late uncle, Hector Busby in this moving short documentary. A Master Waka Builder and Celestial Navigator, Hector reflects on his journey learning the old ways in his last interview.


Allan George (Ngati Kahungunu) is a writer/director/editor who has worked on such shows as The Crowd Goes Wild, Shortland Street and Only in Aotearoa. He is also a 5 time Tropfest NZ finalist and winner of the LA Shorts Fest 'Best Screenplay Award' (Academy Award-Accredited). He has a love for storytelling and has always wanted to tell a story about his Uncle Hector, detailing the man who has inspired many around the world.