The Crew

Melodie Turori, Director/Producer

Melodie TuroriMelodie was the co-producer of OC Crime Catchers, a 3-part television series that aired on PBS OC and was nominated for Best Documentary/Reality at ITVFest 2011. She also served as an assistant editor on several award-winning programs at Garden Grove Channel 3. Born in New Zealand to a Cook Islander father and American mother, Melodie was raised in the United States. Her family background gives her a unique perspective on being a Pacific Islander raised outside her culture. It has also created a strong desire to create authentic Pacific Island films. Melodie is the Cook Islands representative on the Pacific Island Community Council (PICC) and an active member of PACCC.

Arerangi β€œSammy” Tongia, Cultural Advisor

Former Director/Curator, National Museum of the Cook Islands, Ministry of Cultural Development, Government of the Cook Islands.