MEET THE TEAM
KALO FAINU – co-Director
Kalo Fainu was the founder of the inaugural Pasifika Film & Arts Festival in 2013.
Favourite film “I’ve always loved Quentin Tarantino. Pulp Fiction is one of my faves. I also can’t go past childhood classics like Neverending Story, ET and Lean on Me. I clearly remember the first time I watched Once Were Warriors in the cinemas when I was about 15 – wow!”
Kalo has a love for all things Pasifika and says “the film festival is a way to share and celebrate the wonderful and unique Pasifika stories that have been created or captured by Pasifika people.”
Island roots Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Samoa.
ELIORAH MALIFA – co-Director
Eliorah met Kalo while both were the only Pacific Islanders in their Masters program at University of Technology, Sydney. After being mistaken for Kalo one too many times, Eliorah connected with her and they worked together on a student film. Eliorah was part of the 2013 Pasifika Film & Arts Festival team.
Favourite film The Harry Potter Series
As an employee of Australia Council for the Arts, Eliorah has handled many projects, her favourite probably being Festival Coordinator for the Indigenous Australian delegation to the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands.
Island roots Samoa.
PAUL TU’IVAI – VP Business Development
Big Paul is a renowned music executive specialising in marketing, branding, promotions and tailored platform building. In short, Paul helps to launch artists music careers.
Favourite film The Princess Bride
Amongst other things, Paul is a self proclaimed foodie – “I try, buy it, make it and eat it”. He also enjoys helping our Pasifika people grow in their talents.
Island roots ‘Eua, Tonga.