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Julian Arahanga is a film maker, actor and director of Awa Films. He has had a prolific career working both in front of and behind the camera. Behind the scenes, he has worked in the art and camera departments, as a producer, (including co-producing award-winning Fish Skin Suit), and as a director, including directing Songs from the Inside, Behind the Brush, episodes of The New Migration, Turangaarere: The John Pohe Story and Dancing in the Sky. As an actor, he starred in Once Were Warriors and Broken English. He has also had roles in The Matrix, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, The Ferryman, Fracture, Eagle Versus Shark, Toy Boy and in episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and The Lost World.