An up and coming movie Ow What? written and directed by Kiwi short film director Mike Johnathan has chosen Ruatoki to be centre stage for this film.

Director Mike Johnathan is hoping this film inspires people.  The film is focused on a young boy Te Mauri who is the main role played by Timoti Tiakiwai.  He dreams of being just like his father, an All Black who is on tour.  Without spoiling the movie, director Mike Johnathan said there is a real magical aspect to the movie.

Shooting of the movie begins soon, so it’s something for the whanau to look forward to.