Rena Owen | FILMOGRAPHY
Rena Owen, Actor, Actress, New Zealand, Star Wars, Once Were Warriors
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FILMOGRAPHY

Filmography

Rena Owen | Actor, Writer, Producer, Activist
Year
Title
Role
Movies
2014The Dead LandsGrandmother
2012AlyceDanielle
2011SnitchJudge Irwin
2009SpoutOma
2009Veronika Decides to DieNurse Josephine
2009Prison Break: The Final BreakSHU C.O.
2008A Beautiful LifeSam
2008Rain of the ChildrenPuhi
2007Finding Red CloudBarfly
2007AmusementPsychiatrist
2007The Iron ManDolores
2007Ocean of PearlsAnna Berisha
2006Horrible FlowersNancy
2005FreezerburnLee
2005The Crow: Wicked PrayerMary
2005Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithSenator Nee Alavar
2005DeadlyAunt Bonnie
2005Mee-Shee: The Water GiantCrazy Norma
2004LeelaMother Earth
2004The Land Has Eyes: Pear ta ma ‘on mafWarrior Woman
2003Nemesis GameEmily Gray
2002Pledge of AllegianceMaria MacIntyre
2002sIDneyClarissa
2002Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the ClonesTaun We
2002A Thousand GunsGypsy
2001Soul AssassinKarina
2001Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)Ticket Taker
2000The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American GirlSoona Fualaau
2000Her IliadLena
1999What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?Beth Heke
1999I’ll Make You HappyMickie
1998Dance Me to My SongRix
1998When Love ComesKatie Keen
19979 AcrossJoey
1997Vaudeville HouseNadine
1995Once Were WarriorsBeth Heke
1995Hinekaro goes on a Picnic and Blows Up Another ObeliskHinekaro
1995Savage PlayTakiora
1994Rapa NuiHitirengi
1989RoimataGirlie
1989Variations on a ThemeNancy
Television
2012LongmireMedicine Woman
2012The StraitsKitty Montebello
2011Shortland StreetHine Ryan
2011East West 101Mere Hahunga
2009Piece of My HeartKat
2009Prison BreakSHU C.O.
2009Fear ClinicBrett’s Mom
2005Flats
2002AngelDinza
2001Gideon’s CrossingTara McPhearson
2001Aroha Maori Drama SeriesWai
2000Dark KnightThe Rock Witch
1996Beth’s WorldCo-writer/Presenter
1996Medivac (Adrenalin Junkies)Macy Fields
1995Savage PlayTakiora
1995The Call UpEmily
1995High TideKara Gibson
1995CoverstoryMairanga
1991The VisitationCheryl Natana
1990Shark in the ParkNgaire
1989Betty’s BunchShirley Gardner
1988Nightmare to a DreamCindy
1987Reporting LondonCustoms Official
1987Open SpaceHMP Officer
1986Breaking ThroughCinderella
Radio
1995Voiceovers, TV3Voiceovers
1991Play, Radio NZPlay
1990Play, Radio NZPlay
1989Voiceovers, Radio NZVoiceovers
Stage
2009The Pohutukawa TreeAroha Mataira
2001BareDirector
2000Haruru MaiPearl
1998WestSylvia
1997Fine DancingHina
1996KvetchDonna
1993The Hungry CityRiria
1992Land of TrashRahui
1992Te Whanau a Tuanui JonesDirector
1991Te HokinaGirlie
1991Whatungarongaro (Adelaide Theater Festival,Aus/NZ tour)Ruby
1991In the Wilderness without a Hat (On Ilkla Moor b’aht ‘at)Director
1990No Ordinary SunVarious
1990IwitaiaPene
1990Daddy’s GirlWriter / Rose
1990Te Hara (The Sin)Director
1989The FedsVarious
1989Outside InDi/Sandy
1988Voices from PrisonCB
1987CoexistencesSusie
1987Outside In (Edinburgh Festival, Scotland / London Tour)Di/Sandy
1987Te Awa I Tahuti (The River that Ran Away)Writer / Toni
Awards
2011Shortland StreetBest Supporting Actress, Aotearoa Film and TV Award
1998Dance Me to My SongBest Supporting Actress Nomination, Australian Film Institute
1997CoverstoryBest Actress in a Television Drama Nomination, New Zealand
1995Once Were WarriorsBest Actress Independent Spirit Awards Cannes Film Festival, France
1995Once Were WarriorsToastmasters Communicator of the Year, New Zealand
1995Once Were WarriorsBenny Award for Excellence in Film, New Zealand
1995Once Were WarriorsBest Actress Award, Oporto Film Festival, Portugal
1995Once Were WarriorsBest Actress Award, San Diego Film Festival
1995Once Were WarriorsBest Actress Award, Montreal Film Festival
International Events
2002Ethnic Studies Department of Berkeley University, OaklandGraduation Keynote Speaker
2002USC Film School, Los AngelesLecturer
20021st Annual Asian Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center Dinner GalaKeynote Speaker
2002Women’s Programs Noon Lecture Series, SeattleSpeaker
2001Santa Barbara Film FestivalJury Member
2000Montreal Film Festival, CanadaJury Member
2000Manila Film Festival, PhilippinesChairman of the Jury
1999International Film Festival, Outfest, Los Angeles, USAWhen Love Comes
1999International Film Festival, Sundance, Toronto, CanadaWhen Love Comes
1999USA Film Festival, Dallas, TexasJury Member
1999Sundance Native ScreenplaysSelection Panel
1999Sundance Screen Writers Summer LabConsultant
1998In competition at Cannes Film FestivalDance Me to My Song
1995Hawaii International Film FestivalJury Member
1994 – 1996International Film FestivalsOnce Were Warriors
1993Transatlantic Playwrights Conference, Australia
1992South Pacific Arts Festival, Rarotonga, South Pacific
1991Playmarkets National Playwright Conference, New Zealand