Rena Owen, Actor, Actress, New Zealand, Star Wars, Once Were Warriors, Kiwi, The Dead Lands, film, movies, movie, The Last Witch Hunter, Revenge of the Sith, Attack of the Clones, Longmire, Shortland Street



Rena Owen | Actor, Writer, Producer
FF = Feature FilmSF = Short FilmTV SR = Series Regular
TV GS = Guest StarDOC = Documentary
2015 FFThe Last Witch HunterGlaeserBreck EisnerLion's Gate
2014 FFThe Dead LandsHongi's GrandmotherToa FraserGeneral Films
2014 DOCWhere Are They Now?Once Were Warriors 20th AnniversaryJulian ArahangaMaori Television
2014 FFThe WellClaireTom Hammock
2012 FFAlyce KillsDanielle
2011 FFSnitchJudge Irwin
2009 SFSpoutOma
2009 FFVeronika Decides to DieNurse Josephine
2008 FFA Beautiful LifeSam
2008 FFRain of the ChildrenPuhi
2007 FFFinding Red CloudBarfly
2007 FFAmusementPsychiatrist
2007 FFThe Iron ManDolores
2007 FFOcean of PearlsAnna Berisha
2006 FFHorrible FlowersNancy
2005 FFFreezerburnLee
2005 FFThe Crow: Wicked PrayerMary
2005 FFStar Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithSenator Nee Alavar
2005 FFDeadlyAunt Bonnie
2005 FFMee-Shee: The Water GiantCrazy Norma
2004 SFLeelaMother Earth
2004 FFThe Land Has Eyes: Pear ta ma ‘on mafWarrior Woman
2003 FFNemesis GameEmily Gray
2002 FFPledge of AllegianceMaria MacIntyre
2002 SFsIDneyClarissa
2002Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the ClonesTaun We
2002A Thousand GunsGypsy
2001Soul AssassinKarina
2001Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)Ticket Taker
2000The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American GirlSoona Fualaau
2000Her IliadLena
1999What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?Beth Heke
1999I’ll Make You HappyMickie
1998Dance Me to My SongRix
1998When Love ComesKatie Keen
19979 AcrossJoey
1997Vaudeville HouseNadine
1995Hinekaro goes on a Picnic and Blows Up Another ObeliskHinekaro
1995Once Were WarriorsBeth Heke
1994Rapa NuiHitirengi
2012LongmireMedicine Woman
2012The StraitsKitty Montebello
2011Shortland StreetHine Ryan
2011East West 101Mere Hahunga
2009Piece of My HeartKat
2009Prison BreakSHU C.O.
2009Fear ClinicBrett’s Mom
2001Gideon’s CrossingTara McPhearson
2001Aroha Maori Drama SeriesWai
2000Dark KnightThe Rock Witch
1996Beth’s WorldPresenter
1996Medivac (Adrenalin Junkies)Macy Fields
1995Savage PlayTakiora
1995The Call UpEmily
1995High TideKara Gibson
1991The VisitationCheryl Natana
1990Shark in the ParkNgaire
1989Betty’s BunchShirley Gardner
1989Variations on a ThemeNancy
1988Nightmare to a DreamCindy
1987Reporting LondonCustoms Official
1987Open SpaceHMP Officer
1986Breaking ThroughCinderella
1995Voiceovers, TV3Voiceovers
1991Play, Radio NZPlay
1990Play, Radio NZPlay
1989Voiceovers, Radio NZVoiceovers
2009The Pohutukawa TreeAroha Mataira
2000Haruru MaiPearl
1997Fine DancingHina
1993The Hungry CityRiria
1992Land of TrashRahui
1992Te Whanau a Tuanui JonesDirector
1991Te HokinaGirlie
1991Whatungarongaro (Adelaide Theater Festival,Aus/NZ tour)Ruby
1991In the Wilderness without a Hat (On Ilkla Moor b’aht ‘at)Director
1990No Ordinary SunVarious
1990Daddy’s GirlWriter / Rose
1990Te Hara (The Sin)Director
1989The FedsVarious
1989Outside InDi/Sandy
1988Voices from PrisonCB
1987Outside In (Edinburgh Festival, Scotland / London Tour)Di/Sandy
1987Te Awa I Tahuti (The River that Ran Away)Writer / Toni
2011Shortland StreetBest Supporting Actress, Aotearoa Film and TV Award
1998Dance Me to My SongBest Supporting Actress Nomination, Australian Film Institute
1997CoverstoryBest Actress in a Television Drama Nomination, New Zealand
1995Once Were WarriorsBest Actress Independent Spirit Awards Cannes Film Festival, France
1995Once Were WarriorsToastmasters Communicator of the Year, New Zealand
1995Once Were WarriorsBenny Award for Excellence in Film, New Zealand
1995Once Were WarriorsBest Actress Award, Oporto Film Festival, Portugal
1995Once Were WarriorsBest Actress Award, San Diego Film Festival
1995Once Were WarriorsBest Actress Award, Montreal Film Festival
International Events
2002Ethnic Studies Department of Berkeley University, OaklandGraduation Keynote Speaker
2002USC Film School, Los AngelesLecturer
20021st Annual Asian Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center Dinner GalaKeynote Speaker
2002Women’s Programs Noon Lecture Series, SeattleSpeaker
2001Santa Barbara Film FestivalJury Member
2000Montreal Film Festival, CanadaJury Member
2000Manila Film Festival, PhilippinesChairman of the Jury
1999International Film Festival, Outfest, Los Angeles, USAWhen Love Comes
1999International Film Festival, Sundance, Toronto, CanadaWhen Love Comes
1999USA Film Festival, Dallas, TexasJury Member
1999Sundance Native ScreenplaysSelection Panel
1999Sundance Screen Writers Summer LabConsultant
1998In competition at Cannes Film FestivalDance Me to My Song
1995Hawaii International Film FestivalJury Member
1994 – 1996International Film FestivalsOnce Were Warriors
1993Transatlantic Playwrights Conference, Australia
1992South Pacific Arts Festival, Rarotonga, South Pacific
1991Playmarkets National Playwright Conference, New Zealand