Matasila Freshwater

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Matasila Freshwater

Matasila Freshwater (Nusa Hope, Roviana Lagoon (Western Province) / Matakota, Dugaha and Baguri /
Matasila is a writer/director with a background in anthropology, film, and animation. She is passionate about
exploring cultural complexities through storytelling. Matasila’s last NZFC funded short animated film, Shmeat,
was an NZIFF Official Selection for New Zealand’s Best Short Film and appeared in a number of festivals
including 2016 Sitges International Fantasy Film Festival and was awarded Best Animation in A Night of Horror
Film Festival in Sydney.

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