Handmade Productions Aotearoa Ltd is an independent production company based in Wellington, New Zealand, founded by Paul Wolffram. Handmade produces a range of films including documentary features, dramatic shorts and ethnographic films in collaboration with indigenous and minority communities in the Pacific and in New Zealand.

  • Horomona Horo plays the pukaea at Riwaka – "Voices of the Land – Nga Reo o the Whenua" 2014
  • Richard Nunns plays the pumotomoto at Jack’s Bay - "Voices of the Land – Nga Reo o the Whenua" 2014
  • Gabriele prepares for kola dance – "Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors’ Tales" 2011
  • Toru in Siar village, Papua New Guinea - "Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors’ Tales" 2011
  • Rubber Toanaroi, Siar village, Papua New Guinea - "Rubber’s Kastom" 2011

Recent Projects


Voices of the Land – Nga Reo o te Whenua

A beautifully cinematic film taking the viewer on an acoustic journey into a rarely encountered world of sound. The taonga puoro, traditional instruments of the Maori, are taken into the wilderness of Aotearoa/New Zealand to play...[more]


Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors' Tales

"This is a story of the Lak people. It‘s also a story of how I came to know the people of the Lak region, how I learnt their traditions, became a community member, and how my story became forever woven into their own… I was also...