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Madeleine Sami

Director, Actor

Insiders Guide to Happiness, The (TV Series)Insiders Guide to Happiness, The (TV Series) (2004) Recommended
Feat. Fasitua Amosa, Ben Barrington, Fraser Brown
An ambitious, stylish TV series (made on our doorstep) which shows the life–tracks of various contemporary urbanites and suburbanites meshing…
Sione's WeddingSione's Wedding (2006) Recommended
Dir. Chris Graham
Feat. Oscar Kightley, Robbie Magasiva, Madeleine Sami
Highly engaging local comedy set among the Auckland Samoan community which charts the misbehaving antics of four laddish buddies (Knightly, Lelisi,…
Jaquie Brown Diaries, The (TV Series)Jaquie Brown Diaries, The (TV Series) (The Jacquie Brown Odyssey) (2008)
Feat. Jaquie Brown, Madeleine Sami
Pert Kiwi satire series starring former 'Campbell Live' comic relief reporter Jaquie Brown as a self–centred TV reporter attempting to further…
Super City (TV Series)Super City (TV Series) (2011)
Dir. Taika Waititi
Feat. Madeleine Sami
Award–winning comedy series directed by Taika Waititi and starring the brilliant Madeleine Sami, who alternates between multiple characters all…
Sione's 2: Unfinished BusinessSione's 2: Unfinished Business (2012)
Dir. Simon Bennett
Feat. Oscar Kightley, Robbie Magasiva, Shimpal Lelisi
The Samonan larrikins of SIONE'S WEDDING return for this laddish sequel where one of their own goes missing.
Top of the Lake (TV Series)Top of the Lake (TV Series) (2013) Recommended
Dir. Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
Feat. Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham
An unnerving, atmosphere–rich 'feminist' policier from Australasian auteur Jane Campion, centred on the mystery of a 12–year–old…
Slow WestSlow West (2015) Recommended
Dir. John Maclean
Feat. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn
New Zealand – specifically Twizel – stands in for Colorado in this tense Western that follows a young Scot, whose travels across America…
Breaker Upperers, TheBreaker Upperers, The (2018) Aro Favourite
Dir. Madeleine Sami, Jackie Van Beek
Feat. Madeleine Sami, Jackie Van Beek, James Rolleston
Madeleine Sami and Jackie Van Beek write, direct and star in this frisky and flat–out hilarious Kiwi comedy as heart–burned pals who form…
Bad Seed, The (TV Mini-series)Bad Seed, The (TV Mini-series) (2018)
Dir. Helena Brooks
Feat. Dean O'Gorman, Matt Minto, Madeleine Sami
Four–part New Zealand crime series based on the books by Charlotte Grimshaw telling the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family with…
Come to DaddyCome to Daddy (2019) Recommended
Dir. Ant Timpson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Michael Smiley
Wildly inventive horror–comedy from New Zealand producer and "Incredibly Strange" film festival honcho Ant Timpson in his directorial debut. A…

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