Jackie is 1 of 2 interns placed at This Too Shall Pass Productions in Auckland with Chelsea Winstanley.
“I am fortunate enough to come from a whanau that is very creative. My Dad and Older siblings influenced me to pursue Graphic design. Growing up in kura kaupapa and wharekura down in Waikato, I got the benefit of learning Te Reo and growing up in Te Ao Māori.
I gained my bachelor’s degree in communication design and minored in cinematic arts. I was so used to paper and pencil it wasn’t until I went to AUT that I gained the skills to do digital mahi. When I came to live in Auckland, it was like a culture shock, I was so used to being around Māori that I realized there weren’t many Māori in my degree.
At first when I heard about the MAI internship, I wanted to gain experience in the film world learning about editing and producing films alongside Chelsea Winstanley and Tyrone Ohia. However I’ve realized that this is a chance to show other Māori that there are opportunities within the art world to share your creativity and stories.”