Film Update

Follow our production adventures

The beginning of production is almost upon us! In about 12 hours, I will be boarding a plane bound for Rarotonga.

There will be weekly posts from the road here on the blog. However, if you want to follow along “as it happens,” here’s the rundown of where you can find more frequent, short, updates.

Official Hashtag

Our official film tag is #TivaevaeFilm, if you type that into any of the social platforms we’re on, you will see everything related to our film on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Checking in on the hashtag is probably the quickest way to get caught up on the daily happenings.


Follow @TivaevaeFilm and @MelodieTurori.


@MelodieTurori is your best bet for most frequent tweeting from the road, but you’ll also catch us on @TivaevaeFilm.


Of course, there is our official page.


Updated 7/27/15: When the trip started, I didn’t expect to be using Snapchat much. However, I’ve used it quite a bit. So, if you like your updates in more of a play-by-play style, follow melodieturori!

Melodie is the director and producer of Spirit of Tivaevae. Born in New Zealand to a Cook Islander father and American mother, Melodie was raised in the United States. Her family background gives her a unique perspective on being a Pacific Islander raised outside the culture.