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Title Kaitangata Twitch: Ep 1 of 13 / Director: Mackay, Yvonne
Published Australia : ABC, 2009
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Summary Winning three awards at the 2010 QANTAS Film and Television Awards, this live action family drama series was based on the book by Margaret Mahy which won the Hans Christian Andersen award in 2006.For 12-year-old Meredith Gallagher (Te Waimarie Kessell), teenage life has suddenly become more complicated. With her older sister and 10-year-old brother, she lives in a typical family, but Meredith is at an age to discover many new things about herself, her family and her heritage. Meredith has always felt like an outsider, has felt she was different; now she is being visited by strange, vivid, disturbing dreams. She is having amazing visions. She is being drawn to the Island in her sleep. But what does it want? What is it trying to tell her? With the help of a mysterious old man, Meredith must reach into the myths and legends of the past to calm the angry and dangerous spirit of an ancient Chief who possesses Kaitangata Island. Whether she likes it or not, Meredith has been chosen to be the Island's keeper. She must watch over Kaitangata and all its twitches.Shot entirely on location in New Zealand, Kaitangata Twitch features high-end live action and CGI and a fresh cast of talented young actors. A spellbinding thriller reflecting contemporary teen life but deeply rooted in Maori culture.In episode one, Meredith is having weird visions. The Island of Kaitangata is waking up. For the first time in years there is an earthquake - the Kaitangata Twitch. Meredith sees a young girl on the Island and discovers she went missing in mysterious circumstances - 50 years ago!PRODUCTION DETAILS:A Production Shed TV Production
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-10-25 at 16:55:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Dreams -- Psychological aspects.
Girls -- Family relationships.
Girls -- Psychology.
Maori (New Zealand people)
Mythology.
Supernatural.
New Zealand.
Form Streaming video
Author Mackay, Yvonne, director