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Alex Liu filmmaker NZ

Alex Liu is an award-winning Tongan Kiwi filmmaker and podcast producer based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. He has written and directed three short films; "SMOG", which won Best Film, Māori and Pasifika, at the 2022 New Zealand International Film Festival, "I'M A MAN!" in 2019, and "The Red Room", which will premiere at the 2024 Overlook Film Festival.

In 2021 Alex wrote, produced, edited and mixed the award-winning podcast "Once a Panther", a six-part documentary series about the Polynesian Panther Party, a New Zealand counterpart to the Black Panther Party. The podcast won bronze at the New Zealand Podcast Awards, and was a finalist in the Best Podcast - Narrative section at the New Zealand Media Awards. 

In 2022, Alex was selected by MGM and The Black List to receive a two-step Guild minimum open script deal as part of their two-year feature film script writing partnership. 


Currently, his dark comedy feature "God Bless You, Mr Kopu" is in development with production company Firefly Films (MISTER ORGAN, NUDE TUESDAY) and executive producer Ant Timpson (COME TO DADDY, CENSOR, TURBO KID).

Alex is repped by Theo Vieljeux and Noah Cliff at DISSIDENT.

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