MAY 2013 We have just completed our FIFTH series of It’s in the Bag
Blue Bach Productions is the company that revived the iconic game show IT'S IN THE BAG for Maori Television. We made 72 shows of It's in the Bag in small towns all over NZ as far north as Te Kao and as far south as Nelson. It was one of the highest rating shows on Maori Television and also introduced as to some very very funny people! You know who you are!
While out on the road making It's in the Bag we also made a new entertainment series MY COUNTRY SONG. 135 songs performers took to the My Country Song stage over 13 shows recorded in 12 small towns with the final showcase concert recorded in Auckland. "It's all about the singer and the song" My Country song is not a competition but a show that allows performers to express themselves and their song. We were blown away by the talent and proud that over 65% of the songs featured in MY COUNTRY SONG are originals.
Find out more about the series on our bag website www.mycountrysong.co.nz
Another highlight thus far in 2013 includes the ANZAC night premiere documentary “Hitler and the Gumdiggers” directed and written by Tainui Stephens.
This powerful documentary tells some of the story of the Maori Battalion soldiers from New Zealand far North who declared war on Hitler before New Zealand declared war on Germany.
2013 has also seen the screening of the 7 x 1 hour documentary series THE PROPHETS directed by Tainui Stephens and Libby Hakaraia of Blue Bach Productions.