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About The Factory:

Three generations of the Saumalu family are living day-by-day, paycheck-to-paycheck when their Dad Kavana decides his family is going to win the Ex-Factory competition; a quest to find the best singing group from South Auckland factories.

Year:

2013

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Funding by:

NZ on air and Telecom

  • EPISODE ONE

    WASSUP?!

    The Saumalu family is celebrating Grandpa Tigi’s retirement after forty years on the Factory floor. They’re making big plans for the future – a talent competition where they could win some serious money!

  • EPISODE TWO

    GAFA

    The Saumalu kids are buzzing about being part of the big talent competition. But Grandpa Tigi drops a bombshell with his plans for what they’re going to sing.

  • EPISODE THREE

    SEXY TIME

    Temperatures rise in the Saumalu house as sparks fly between Kavana and Lily. Grandpa Tigi adds fuel to the fire.

  • EPISODE FOUR

    UMU

    Tavita grabs a less than honest opportunity to sort out the Saumalu family finances. Losa makes an enemy when she rejects Api’s come on.

  • EPISODE FIVE

    PAUA STRUGGLE

    It’s the first heat of the Ex Factory talent competition – but will the Saumalu family even make it to the stage….?

  • EPISODE SIX

    SHOWTIME

    The Saumalu family are on a high. Tavita and Moka put in another late night that ends where neither of them expected to be.

  • EPISODE SEVEN

    SH*T SALAD

    The Saumalu family have made it through to the next round, but will they take what the judges say on board? Just when everything is going right, Keith the Factory Owner drops a bombshell.

  • EPISODE EIGHT

    TIME TO SHINE

    With the Factory about to be sold and everybody’s job on the line, Moana and Dev take the law into their own hands to get revenge on Factory owner Keith.

  • EPISODE NINE

    BALLBAG

    Dev tries to save the factory workers’ jobs and there’s a shock announcement that stuns the Saumalu family.

  • EPISODE TEN

    NO BUTTER CHICKEN

    Moana’s on a mission as she decides to take her and Dev’s relationship to the next level.

  • EPISODE ELEVEN

    SUMMER LOVE

    Tavita’s on the warpath, crashing Moana and Dev’s party for two, but has Dev managed to save his skin again? The Saumalu’s neighbour Api is up to no good.

  • EPISODE TWELVE

    SAUMALU SOLDIERS

    The Saumalu family are pumped with their new song Summer Love and ready to take the next round of the Ex Factory Talent Competition.

  • EPISODE THIRTEEN

    DATZ NOT US

    Tavita can’t concentrate on anything except the gorgeous Moka. But when she puts up a brick wall, something’s gonna snap.

  • EPISODE FOURTEEN

    RUM & MURDER

    Moka and Tavita’s secret love affair isn’t staying on the downlow for much longer.

  • EPISODE FIFTEEN

    NOW WHO’S THE DICK?

    It’s semi-finals time in the Ex Factory Talent Quest and Tavita is ready to lead his family to the performance of their lives but rival Api is pulling out yet another dirty trick to thwart them.

  • EPISODE SIXTEEN

    BILLY THE KID

    Tavita’s in big trouble thanks to Api but it’s the littlest Saumalu — Billy, who come to the rescue.

  • EPISODE SEVENTEEN

    FESSING UP

    Tavita faces the music about his illegal fund-raising activities, and Api has some hard questions to answer.

  • EPISODE EIGHTEEN

    TEARDROPS

    The Saumalu family are working on a song for their big performance at the Ex factory finals when disaster strikes.

  • EPISODE NINETEEN

    FOR GRANDPA

    With Grandpa Tigi in hospital, the Saumalu kids take the stage for the Ex Factory final. Can they rise above their grief and deliver a knock-out performance?

  • EPISODE TWENTY

    DATZ US

    The Saumalu family’s song has blown away South Auckland but no-one’s celebrating while Grandpa Tigi remains critically ill.

Cast:

KAVANA – Aleni Tufuga
LILLY – Anapela Polataivao
TAVITA – Taofia Pelesasa
LOSA – Rasela Sosoli
MOANA – Maiya Thompson
BILLY – Isope ‘Aka’uola
TIGI – Ben Taufua
MASON – Vela Manusaute
MOKA – Milly Grant
API – Tavai Faasavalu
DEV – Shaan Kesha
VIC – Stacey Leilua
STAN DOWNE – Andrew Laing
KEITH – Cameron Rhodes
API’S MUM – Yolande Ahchong
MINISTER – Tagaloa Manase
DELIVERY GUY – Lole Kata

Crew:

DIRECTOR – Joe Lonie
PRODUCER – Janet McIver
WRITTEN AND DEVISED BY Michael Bennett
(Based on the Stage play by Kila Kokonut Krew)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Anapela Polataivo
Vela Manusaute
Stacey Leilua
Robin Scholes

Genre:

Drama, Musical

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