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From New Zealand with love

12 Aug 2014, Posted by in ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

From New Zealand with love by Gemma Files eye weekly, December 9, 1999   The New Zealand film When Love Comes had its first Canadian screening at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival, after which it quickly disappeared into that void reserved for good, but…

Portrait of a Warrior

12 Aug 2014, Posted by in ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

Portrait of a Warrior Rena Owen is happy. So happy she wouldn’t change her life for the world. by Amber Smith Lifestyle, June 1, 1999   Many of us saw Rena in Once Were Warriors – her spectacular performance as a beaten wife made us…

Proud Warrior: Actress Rena Owen

12 Aug 2014, Posted by in ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

Proud Warrior: Actress Rena Owen by Ed Rampell Win Magazine, June 1, 1998   When Rena Owen played an abused Maori wife in New Zealand’s top-grossing film ever, Once Were Warriors, she was so convincing that many thought she wasn’t even acting. Although she is…

Rena, Warrior Princess

12 Aug 2014, Posted by in ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

Rena, Warrior Princess Beating a bad attitude by Tom Hyde Metro, June 30, 1997 TOM HYDE caught up with Rena who is still very much alive and about to start shooting her second feature film. Maria Makarena Owen has just finished a 10-hour day on…

Warrior Woman

12 Aug 2014, Posted by in ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

Beth Heke is the central figure in ‘Once Were Warriors’, a film based on the novel by Alan Duff. Beth is played, unforgettably, by Rena Owen. by Katherine Findlay Mana Magazine, May 1, 1995   I recognize her easily enough. The curly hair, broad forehead…

Once Were Warriors, Now Are Movie Stars

12 Aug 2014, Posted by in ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

Kiwi actress Rena Owen, newly crowned Best Actress at the Montreal Film Festival, stars in New Zealand’s biggest box-office smash. by Cullen Gerst MovieMaker, April 1, 1995   Rena Owen claims she’s not surprised by the box office success of Once Were Warriors. New Zealand’s…