Gardiner's comedy drama streaming now

Posted Tuesday 14 Mar 2023

Gardiner's comedy drama streaming now

Here's something to add to your watchlists. Catch Not Even, a six part comedy drama series co-directed by Ainsley Gardiner (Ngāti Awa, Te Whānau-a Apanui, Ngāti Pikiao and Whakatāhea). The brainchild of Dana Leaming (Ngā Puhi, Te Rarawa), who co-directed with Gardiner, it focuses on a bunch of Māori and Pasifika friends living in the city, navigating modern life.

Gardiner, who also executive-produced the show, has also worked on the feature films Boy, The Breaker Upperers, Cousins and the soon-to-be released Red, White & Brass.

Not Even follows Ma, Heps, Pua, Liz, and Taaps, your average group of twenty-something Māori and Pasifika living in Wellington. Together, this group of friends crash through the city, grappling first with their cultural identities and then with each other - tackling issues such as love, career, mental health and

Aeroplane Music (Jan Hellreigel) helped with music supervision, licensing songs from local artists such as Church & AP, 1814, Aaradhna, Scribe, EJ, Alya Jade, Coco Solid, 188, Nova T, as well as international acts including Yung Humma, Nite Owl, and Ran Raiten.

Check out the trailer here

Watch the series on NEON

Watch the series on Prime