Two talented carvers from each end of Aotearoa take their whakairo (carving) to Antarctica in response to New Zealand's kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of the world’s largest marine protected area - The Ross Sea.
Director Vanessa Wells has worked in the arts industry for almost 20 years. She regularly performs in Scared Scriptless at The Court Theatre, and runs her own voice business from her home studio. Vanessa is also on the board of WIFT NZ (Women in Film and Television).
Vanessa travelled to Antarctica in 2019 trip to create Te Whakairo, which was officially selected to screen at Show Me Shorts throughout NZ and several international festivals.