Matthias Luafutu

Actor | Writer
Matthias Luafutu is an actor best known for the feature Coming Home in the Dark which had its World Premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. His role as Tubs gained him the Best Supporting Actor award at the Loudon Film Festival.

Other notable performances include the Scarlett Johansson-starring feature Ghost in the Shell and Netflix’s Manga-extravaganza Cowboy Bebop.

Since working with theatre group Te Rakau in the early 2000s, Matthias has built a career in film and television, including alongside Oscar Kightley and Sam Neill in crime-drama Harry, and in multi-award-winning Kiwi feature Shopping.

Matthias will see out 2022 touring the play A Boy Called Piano, the documentary version of which won Best Documentary at the 2022 Montreal Independent Film Festival and was an official selection at the 2022 NZ International Film Festival.
Ethnicity - Samoan

Height - 197cm

Eye Colour - Brown

Hair Colour - Brown

Location - Christchurch

Age Range - 40 - 55

Full Biography

Credits
Actor

Feature Film
2021 - Coming Home In The Dark - Tubs - James Ashcroft - Homecoming Productions
2017 - The Changeover - Orderly - Stuart McKenzie - Firefly Films
2017 - Ghost in The Shell - Thick Built Yakuza - Rupert Sanders - Paramount Pictures
2012 - Shopping - Red - Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston - Warp Films

Music Video
2003 - Ehrmen - Gang Leader - The Bank Job
2003 - Scribe - Himself - Stand Up

Television
2021 - Cowboy Bebop - Tucan - Alex Garcia Lopez - Netflix
2014 - Tatau - Kamaka - Wayne Yip - Touchpaper
2012 - Harry - Afa Sorrenson - Peter Burger - Desert Road
2003 - Presenter - The Living Room

Short Film
2003 - The Hitch Hiker - Inaugural NZ 48 Hour Film Festival

Theatre
2005 - The Battalion Theatre - Hone
2000 - Good, Bad and Ugly - Ace
2000 - The Duchess of Maldi Theatre - Basola
2000 - Hollywood Combo - Benny The Beekeeper
2000 - Mother of Courage - Elif
2000 - The Dauphin - Joan of Arc
2000 - Sperm Sample - Main Character
1999 - Watea Theatre - Facilitator, Various
1999 - Te Rakau O Te Wao Tapu Theatre - Troupe Member
1999 - A Christmas Wish - Various
1999 - Mokapuna - Various
1999 - Purotu Theatre - Various
Training
2000 - Combat Metaphor - Tony Woolfe
2000 - Fast Turn Around TV Tutor: John Callen, Avalon Studios
2000 - Film / Screen Block Vicky Yiannoutsos
2000 - One Year Course - Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
Awards
2021 - Winner - Best Supporting Actor - Coming Home in The Dark - Loudon Film Festival
Skills
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