GOOD LUCK “TANNA” – NOMINATED FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS

Yakel Village, Tanna Island

Today’s the day that the movie Tanna – shot entirely in Yakel village on Tanna Island, Vanuatu –  takes out the academy award for best foreign film (hopefully, he adds).

I was just listening to the radio and was so excited, I wanted to rush back and quickly write this post. The movie’s Ni-Vanuatu co-star plans to attend the ceremony in little more than a grass penis sheath and a feather is his hair “This is my Kustom, I am proud of it,” he said.

Well, we’re all proud of you – all of you – and I look forward to seeing that gold logie sitting in your nakamal the next time I’m there.

Co-incidently, I was doing a tourism shoot in Yakel Village when the movie was being shot and met the producer and his family who were building the makeshift accommodation they planned to live in for the next three months while they shot the movie. You can see more photos of the village – and our friendly hosts – by clicking the photo above.