Actor, Writer, Director, Professional MC
Oscar Kightley is a Samoan born writer/actor and director who grew up in New Zealand and who has helped create critically acclaimed award-winning work for the stage, small and big screens.
Oscar is part of The Naked Samoans who are a comedy troupe that have worked on stage and screen for over 20 years now. They have a following in New Zealand, Australia and the US. They starred in the Sione’s Wedding movies, five seasons of cartoon ‘Bro Town’ and TV comedy Radiradirah with their most recent performance at the Auckland Arts Festival in 2018 premiering their latest show, in conjunction with The Conch Charitable Trust, “The Nakeds Samoans Do Magic”.
2018 saw Oscar involved in the production of the All Blacks documentary “All or Nothing” which was picked up by Amazon.
From 2018 to 2020, Oscar has been involved in various projects, some of the highlights were hosting the TVNZ docu-series “Following Twain”, completing a 3 month Fullbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific writers residency in Hawai’i and starring in Taika Waititi’s production “Next Goal Wins” which is currently awaiting release.
Amongst the Covid-19 pandemic, in late 2020 the release of Dawn Raid, which Oscar directed, was a much anticipated high during what was a challenging year for everyone in the entertainment industry. The documentary movie saw the South Auckland community come out in droves for the opening night to celebrate the legendary Polynesian record label.
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