Power Meri

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POWER MERI (2017)

Feature Documentary

Power Meri is a documentary film following Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia. These trailblazers must beat not only the sporting competition, but also intense prejudice, a lack of funding, and their own personal demons to reach their biggest stage yet.

Director: Joanna Lesser

Producer: Madeleine Hetherton and Rebecca Barry

Production Company: Media Stockade

Music by Caitlin Yeo

Music Mix: Wes Chew
Music mixed at Sonar Sound

Music Editor: Andrew Scott
Score and session preparation: Andrew Scott

Music recorded by: Andrew Scott and Damian De Boos Smith
Music recorded at: Church Street Studios

Percussion: Greg Sheehan
Other Instruments: Caitlin Yeo

PNG Music consultant: Airileke Ingram and Denis Crowdy
Zero-G Sounds of Polynesia samples used. Created by: Airileke Ingram

Thanks to Airileke Ingram and Denis Crowdy