NZ Film Mistified

About Mistified

A USA/New Zealand Film Collaboration

Mistified is a mystery, adventure  … Our young heroine is challenged with the heartbreaking loss of her mother, an unknown future and a series of events that will keep you guessing. … Will she find a happy new life in New Zealand or will she find the tragedy her mother so feared and tried so desperately to protect her from.

 

Beyond the mysticism and reality bending, lives a coming of age tale and a story of self-discovery.  While immersing us in the Maori culture of New Zealand, Mistified bursts at the seams with the power of possibilities. 

It is a magical story of extraordinary, even impossible occurrences wrapped in a captivating tale of family and love.


The film  features an insight into a strong and vibrant Maori culture that will touch a universal audience as it connects them to their own inner strength and potential.

New music technology and recording techniques will help deepen the experience.

Script Synopsis:

Kori, our heroine, is a young American graduate student living in California who has been raised by a single mom and who knows nothing about her father.

 

​Her mother's untimely and sudden death in a freak car accident brings grief stricken Kori to her mother's funeral where she experiences herself in a dream of another unfamiliar somewhat frightening ceremony.  She is shocked by the experience and does not know what the vision was all about.

 

​Her mother's death releases a long kept secret about her Father that leads her to Aotearoa New Zealand and a harrowing journey of self discovery and fulfillment.  From the moment she reaches the island she is haunted by visions, voices in the mist and unknown chants, within these experiences lies the truth of who she really is and why she was predestined to come to this island.

 

​Kori’s journey takes her into the majesty and mystery of a land full of hidden secrets.  It isn’t until she finally finds the courage to throw herself from the sacred cliff into the mist at Cape Reinga, where two powerful oceans meet, that the truth is revealed.