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Owen, Rena 1962-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 228 publications in 5 languages and 2,409 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Horror films  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Children's films  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Singer, Author, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rena Owen
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

91 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil strak of male entitlement. Beth's beauth has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed
Mee-Shee : the water giant by John Henderson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac, a fun-loving nine-year-old, will have the adventure of a lifetime when he uncovers the world's biggest secret: Mee-Shee, a lovable water giant. They will have to outsmart a team of evil hunters who threaten to take Mee-Shee away forever
Ocean of Pearls( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amrit Singh is of two worlds, but belongs to neither. A turban-wearing Sikh, he has lived his life in North America out of sorts and out of place, cast adrift at an uneasy crossroads between East and West. But when he is offered a prestigious position as a transplant surgeon in a Detroit hospital, the young doctor sees it as a opportunity to start fresh. He struggles to be the man he believes he is and at the same time the person he wants to be. His ambitious pursuit of success, however eventually leads to tragedy and it is only in defining his singular identity that he finds peace
The land has eyes : narrative commentary from director Vilsoni Hereniko by Vilsoni Hereniko( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Austronesian and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about the coming of age of a young woman, Viki, who tries to escape the stifling conformity of island life and culture. Viki recovers from her father's death; and fights for justice and freedom, inspired by the myth of the Warrior Woman
Nemesis game( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she solves lead to the deaths of those around her, she realizes the riddles are more than a simple game
Moana : read-along storybook and CD by Bill Scollon( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moana is on a mission to cross the ocean and restore the heart of Te Fiti, the mother island. First, she must find Maui and convince the once-mighty demigod to help her
What becomes of the broken hearted?( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years have passed. Beth has left Jake, he has a new girlfriend and still spends his time fighting in the local bar. When his younger son is killed in a gang fight, Jake is in depair over his loss. As he starts to climb out of his old life, he realizes that his older son has joined a gang to try to exact revenge
The straits( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama series. The Montebellos are not your average Australian family. Modern day smugglers, their family business is transporting drugs to Australia, and guns and exotic wildlife out, making use of blood ties and loyalty in the Torres Strait. When Harry, the head of the family, starts to plan his succession he sparks a vicious family power struggle. However, under attack from bikies and Papua New Guinea Raskols, the family must hold together through torture, assassination and imprisonment"--Container
Soul assassin by Chad Thumann( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young, ambitious security agent employed by a powerful multinational banking firm finally secures an important promotion on the company's top internal security team, he has reached the pinnacle of his career. Intending to ask his girlfriend to marry him, he plans out the perfect romantic evening. His plan ends in tragedy when she is brutally murdered by a hit man. As a trained killer, he is primed to guard the only thing left for him - the bank
Players( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in seamy Carson City, Nevada. They come up against the real Mafia, who will do whatever it takes to keep these tough youngbloods off their turf
Moana : read-along storybook and CD by Bill Scollon( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana is a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest. In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage. They encounter enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and ancient folklore. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin). Moana retells the whole exciting story and is perfect for listeners ages 8 to 12
When love comes( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six different friends. Three kinds of love. In this cutting-edge drama from award-winning New Zealand filmmaker Garth Maxwell, washed up singer Katie struggles to create a new life for herself while coping with yearning admirer Eddie and living with her best friend, Stephen, who's in love with sexually confused ex-hustler Mark. Meanwhile uninhibited band members Fig and Sally yearn for success and each other! Funny, touching, and insightful, this honest and sometimes twisted tale exposes the complication brought about by love, friendship, and desire, not necessarily in that order
The Rain of the Children( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Ward weaves drama with documentary to unravel the extraordinary story of Puhi, the Tuhoe woman who welcomed the young filmmaker into her home in 1978. Ward made the observational film In Spring One Plants Alone about Puhi's day-to-day life in the remote Urewera Ranges. By then almost 80, she was obsessively caring for her schizophrenic adult son Niki, whose violent fits terrified her. In this new cinema feature Ward sets out to unravel the mystery that has haunted him for 30 years: Who was Puhi? And why was she so obsessed with this last remaining son? Using his relationship with Puhi as the framework to explore her life, he finds a woman of extraordinary fortitude who, at the age of 12, was chosen by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu. Rua gave her the name, Puhi ("special one"). At 14, she had her first baby while hiding in the bush, having escaped from the 1916 police raid on Rua's community at Maungapohatu, where she witnessed the arrest of Rua and Whatu and the killing of Toko, Rua's other son, said to be her lover. She would go on to have 13 more children. But by the time Ward made his initial film, there were few signs of what had become of them. In Rain of the Children, he finds out how the loss of her children affected the course of her life. The tragedies she lived through were so powerful that some, including her, believed she was cursed. After a tumultuous second marriage and the manslaughter of her third husband, Puhi was left with her dependant son, Niki. She dedicated herself to this man-child, trying to protect him at all costs, even from beyond the grave. Rain of the Children is Ward's search for truth in the story of a woman who sought redemption through love and who has remained a touchstone for him throughout his life
The last witch hunter by Vin Diesel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dependable Diesel and a fine cast...entertaining."--Newsday
I'll make you happy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teenage hookers down under & on the run! All hell breaks loose when Siggy, a feisty young prostitute (Jodie Rimmer) contrives to swindle her sleazy pimp (Michael Hurst)"--Container
L'âme des guerriers by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jake, descendant d'esclaves noirs, passe ses soirées à boire ou à se bagarrer au pub. Il brutalise sa femme et provoque la révolte de son fils aîné, Nig. Pour défendre sa mère, ce dernier rejoint le gang Toa qui a remis à l'honneur les rites des guerriers Maoris
Die letzte Kriegerin( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in German and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed
Mee-shee, the water giant ; Fish tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mee-Shee, the water giant : Mac, a fun loving 9 year-old, will have the adventure of a lifetime when he uncovers the world's biggest secret - Mee-Shee, a lovable water giant
Somos guerreros 2 = (What becomes of the broken hearted?)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to the story: Once were warriors
 
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Rena Owen actrice

Rena Owen actrice uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Rena Owen attrice neozelandese

Rena Owen neuseeländische Schauspielerin

Rena Owen New Zealand actress

Рена Оуэн новозеландская актриса

رنا اوون

レナ・オーウェン

蕾娜·歐文

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