Reel Q Stories: Kawa
About the Film
Kawa is a psychological drama of a family in crisis as Kawa, a successful Māori businessman in Auckland, New Zealand, is forced to reveal his lifelong secret that he is gay.
Kawa is the man who has everything. He’s a corporate high-flyer, being groomed to take over his prominent family’s company, properties, and legacy. He and his beautiful wife Annabelle have two children –16-year-old Sebastian (Pana Hema-Taylor) and 7-year-old Miranda (Miriama Jane Devantier) – who he loves deeply. They live in an elegant house and all appears perfect in their world.
But Kawa has a secret. He is gay. He always has been. And he’s never shared his secret life with his wife or his family.