Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson

Haanz is a versatile and passionate actor and father who hopes to inspire young Pasifika artists to rise and tell their stories. He graduated from the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts in 2014 where he worked under the wings of many well-established directors and writers such as Victor Rodger, Anapela Polataivao and Rachel House. Theatre highlights include North by Northwest, The Life of Galileo and Still Life with Chickens for Auckland Theatre Company, for which he has performed more than 80 shows within New Zealand as well as two international tours in Riverside Theatre, Australia, and Shanghai Grand Theatre, China. Film credits include feature films Red, White & Brass, Hibiscus & Ruthless and Savage and short films The Messiah and My Friend Michael Jones which premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival in 2018. Television highlight include Panthers, My Life is Murder and The Brokenwood Mysteries.

Ethnicity
Tongan
Niuean
Height
182 cm
Hair
Brown
Eyes
Brown
Pronouns
he/him

Awards

2018
Wellington Theatre Awards
Excellence in Puppetry Nomination
Still Life With Chickens
2015
Fcc, Victor Rodger
Best Male Newcomer
2014
Pipa
Excellence in Performance

Film

2022
-
- Today
Red, White and Brass
Terrance
Miss Piki’s Band
Dir. Damon Fepulea’i
2019
-
- Today
Savage
Teen Moses
Domino Films
Dir. Sam Kelly
2018
-
- Today
Hibiscus & Ruthless
Stephen
M2S1 Films
Dir. Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa
2015
-
- Today
The Rehearsal
Waiter
Rehearsal Films
Dir. Alison Maclean
2014
-
- Today
Pursuit of Venus
Tahitian
Lot 23
Dir. Lisa Reihana

Television

2022
-
- Today
Shortland Street
Moses Taufa
South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Geoff Cawthorne
2022
-
- Today
Duckrockers
Event Crew
South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Oscar Kightley / Sima Urale
2021
-
- Today
Panthers
Fred
Four Knights Film
Dir. Miki Magasiva / Vea Mafileo / Others
2021
-
- Today
My Life Is Murder
Jared
Greenstone Pictures
Dir. Hannah Marks
2021
-
- Today
The Brokenwood Mysteries 7
Eli
South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Mark Beasley
2018
-
- Today
Mangere Vice
4-Stroke
Adrenaline Group Ltd
Dir. Damon Fepulea'i
2018
-
- Today
In Dark Places
Ruben
10,000 Company
Dir. Michael Bennett

Theatre

2022
-
- Today
Dawn Raids
Musician
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Troy Tu'ua
2022
-
- Today
North by Northwest
Agent Anderson, Bell Boy, Valet, Sgt Klinger, Pilot, Sgt Flamm
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Simon Phillips
2021
-
- Today
The Life of Galileo
Ludivico, Street Singer, Ensemble
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2020
-
- Today
Still Life With Chickens (Shanghai Tour)
Chicken Puppeteer
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Fasitua Amosa
2020
-
- Today
Still Life With Chickens
Chicken Puppeteer
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Fasitua Amosa
2019
-
- Today
Jeef of the Savages
JEEF Ata
Taoga Festival Niue Arts & Culture
Dir. Vela Manusaute
2019
-
- Today
Still Life With Chickens (NZ Tour)
Chicken Puppeteer
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Fasitua Amosa
2018
-
- Today
Still Life With Chickens (North Island Tour)
Chicken Puppeteer
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Fasitua Amosa
2018
-
- Today
Meet the Fakas
Tote
Te Oro
Dir. Leki Jackson Bourke / Maree Webster
2017
-
- Today
Little Black Bitch
Various
MIT
Dir. Jason Te Mete
2017
-
- Today
Meet the Fakas
Ugatose
Basement Theatre / Mangere Arts Centre
Dir. Maree Webster & Leki Jackson Bourke
2016
-
- Today
The Girl from Niue
Various
Mangere Arts Centre
Dir. Vela Manusaute
2016
-
- Today
Balls
James
Te Pou Theatre
Dir. Dawn Glover
2016
-
- Today
Kava Klub
Various
Niu FM
Dir. Haanz Fa'avae
2016
-
- Today
Dream Girls
Various
Spotlight Theatre
Dir. Jason Te Mete
2016
-
- Today
Eel & Sina
Various
Whau Pacific Festival
Dir. Leki Bourke Jackson
2015
-
- Today
Black Faggot
Various
FCC
Dir. Roy Ward
2015
-
- Today
The Eel and Sina
Chorus
Measina Festival
Dir. Soia Sauce
2015
-
- Today
Inky Pinky Ponky
Mose
Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Fasitua Amosa
2015
-
- Today
Pah
Manchild
Pah Collective
Dir. Carol Brown
2015
-
- Today
My Name Is... Pilitome
Various
Niue Arts Festival
Dir. Vela Manusaute
2014
-
- Today
Hauraki Horror
Poseidon
The Basement
Dir. Rachel House

Musical Theatre

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Web series

2023
-
- Today
Viva La Dirt League
Customer
Viva La Dirt League Productions
Dir. Adam King / Alan Morrison
2022
-
- Today
Brutal Lives 2 "Mo'ui Faingata'a"
Tomasi Valu
Kingston Productions
Dir. Vela Manusaute
2020
-
- Today
Brutal Lives
Tomasi Valu
Kingston Productions
Dir. Vela Manusaute
2020
-
- Today
Sui Generis 3
Matt
Rebels & Robots
Dir. Roberto Nascimento
2018
-
- Today
Baby Mama's Club 2
Caleb
BMC Productions
Dir. Hanelle Harris / Roseanne Liang

Short Film

2017
-
- Today
The Messiah
Lead
Kingston Productions
Dir. Vela Manusaute
2016
-
- Today
Franc Marie
Suicidal Rugby Player
Fashion Show
Dir. Alive Lolohea
2015
-
- Today
Malaia
Cursed Teenager
Niuean Short Film
Dir. Vela Manusaute

Presenting

2014
-
- Today
How to Takalo
Presenter
Tiki Lounge
Dir. Shimpal Lelisi
2013
-
- Today
ASB Polyfest: Niue Stage
Presenter
Fresh
Dir. Shimpal Lelisi

Voice

2023
-
-Today
Our Flag Means Death 2
Loop Group
Emporium Productions
Dir. Amber-Rose Henshall
2019
-
-Today
Tales of Moana
Various
Tiki Lounge Productions
Dir. Dana Youngman

TV Commercial

02/2023
R/O:
-
Tempo
Man On Street
Finch
Dir.Zia Mandviwalla
11/2020
R/O:
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Berocca
Hype Man
Kevin & Co.
Dir.Madeleine Sami
12/2018
R/O:
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TAB
Guy 1
Eight
Dir.Daniel Max
01/2018
R/O:
2021
-
KFC "Slider"
Hero
The Penguin Empire
Dir.Corrie Jones
09/2017
R/O:
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ASB True Rewards
Featured
Curious Films
Dir.Rachel House
08/2017
R/O:
-
KFC "Meatcake"
Flatmate
Scoundrel
Dir.Peter Carstairs
07/2017
R/O:
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V "Outsmart the Afternoon"
Construction Worker
Curious
Dir.Olly Green

Other

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Training

2013
-
2014
- Today
Diploma of Performing Arts
Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA)

Skills

Dance
Siva
Dance
Niuean Dance
Dance
Tongan (dance)
Instruments
Bass Guitar
Instruments
Guitar
Instruments
Ukelele
Singing
Tenor
Kapa Haka
Waiata
Languages
Niuean
Circus
Puppeteer
Other
Combat Training
Other
Stage Combat
Other
Stunt Training
Accents
American (Standard)
Accents
American (New York)
Accents
American (Southern)
Accents
Australian
Accents
Russian (Accent)
Accents
Samoan (Accent)
Accents
Tongan (Accent)

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