MAHATUA PRODUCCIONES

Es una Productora que trabaja en Rapa Nui, para Rapa Nui y el mundo. Su equipo, conformado por profesionales de la comunicaciones, realiza diversos trabajos entre ellos: creaciones audiovisuales, fotografías y producción local para filmaciones en Isla de Pascua.

Rapa Nui (Easter island) by origin, he was born in 1967. He lived his first childhood in Easter Island and then moved to Santiago to complete his studies. In 1992 he graduated in Audiovisual Communications and Film Directing in the ARCOS University in Santiago de Chile.

In 1992 he worked as photography assistant to Bob Sacha, a photographer of the  National Geographic. In 1993 he was invited to work in the long feature film “Rapa Nui”, produced by Kevin Costner and Tig Production, as the Making Off cameraman and as the film’s Still Man.

Since 1993 he has been a local producer of a great number of audiovisual productions, television programmes and TV spots.

In 1999 he founded the first TV channel from Easter Island: Channel 13 Mata o te Rapa Nui, where he was the Director and Programming Director as well. The same year, he created his own producing company, MAHATUA PRODUCCIONES, which offers audiovisual services to the Rapa Nui community, like institutional videos, TV spots and education programmes.

He has made two documentary films about “Tapati”, the biggest traditional feast in Easter Island. Between 2009 and 2011, he worked as the local producer of the “Rapa Nui Film Fest”, a film festival that takes place in Easter Island. In this context he directed the short film  “Ka oho koe”.

In 2010 he created the first newspaper in Easter Island, “El Correo del Moai”, of which he is the director until now. He is the press correspondent for TV channels like Channel 13, TVN, Chilevisión and CNN Chile.

In 2011 he got the CORFO Fund for Filmmaking and, in 2014, he got the Audiovisual Fund granted by the National Council for Culture and Arts, for the documentary film “Te Kuhane o te Tupuna”, of which he is the director.

LEONARDO PAKARATI