Moana Ete (Ngāti Wheke, Ngāti Whatua ōrakei & Lalomalava Savai'i, Sāmoa) is Te-Whanganui-a-Tara based writer/performer/director All of the Above; Versions of Allah and singer/songwriter artist Mo Etc. Formerly A Girl Named Mo
Since graduating with a degree in acting from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2010, Moana has been working in theatre, television, film and performing music.
Moana is Artistic Director of production company Ohokomo. Ohokomo are currently in post-production for their first filmed theatre project called All of the Above which addresses issues like the representation of Māori and Pasifika on New Zealand screen and television.
Moana is a multidisciplinary artist cultivating her voice while raising our future generation. Moana uses her practice to explore the ways we are navigating the impact of colonisation, sparking korero about our collective future, challenging how we see and relate to people of colour on our screens in Aotearoa and on the world stage.
- 2021 - Whā - Director