Kim Hill, Radio NZ, interviews Max Currie about the new series Rūrangi.
In the new series Rūrangi, gender-diverse New Zealanders get an opportunity to tell their own story – with resources – for the first time, says director Max Currie.
Over half of Rūrangi’s cast and crew identify as gender-diverse – an umbrella term that encompasses transgender, non-binary and intersex people, Currie tells Kim Hill.
In Rūrangi, some cisgender characters are played by trans actors. This was a way to create more opportunities for trans people to work as actors and also make a statement, Currie says.