The Film Raro2 Concept

Film Raro2 is a film Challenge like no other in the world.

Its core objectives are to aid the social and economic development of the pacific nation the Cook Islands through a global strategy of engagement with filmmakers and audiences from around the world.

‘Film Raro2 will capacity build the industries and peoples of the Cook Islands in the professional business of filmmaking.’
- Stan Wolfgramm EP

Film Raro2 will aid in:

  • An increased capacity to create a voice for themselves in the audiovisual medium. To be able to hear themselves, to see themselves, to be heard and understood by others, to educate, to celebrate who they are. To learn to produce, write, direct, capture film, sound, edit and perform at the highest levels with the latest technology. To then be able to make their own films to preserve language and culture to learn, grow and develop.
  • Raise the destination profile of the Cook Islands with the production of a behind the scenes making of Film Raro2 documentary series.
  • Fostering the economic development of the Cook Islands by becoming a niche player in the global film and television industry.
  • Partnering with an industry that values the preservation of the Cook Islands greatest natural resources its tropical scenery and its people.
  • Branding the Cook Islands as the film friendliest tropical location in the world – COOKIWOOD.

Produced by Drum Productions Ltd

Drum Productions Ltd is a professional independent production company owned and operated by a Pacific Islander.

It independently produces mainstream television programming for national and international broadcasters as well as the making of communication products for corporate and community sectors.


Originally founded in 1992 by New Zealand born Tongan, Cook Islander Stan Wolfgramm as a live theatre company.

Drum Productions Ltd has now established its self as a reputable film, television and theatrical events production company winning contracts and commissions from the likes of national and international television broadcasters, government agencies, NZ On Air, Auckland CIty Council, the Lotteries Commission, Creative NZ, the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs & Trade, the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, the corporate sector Westfield, Mastercard, Virgin Airways and many more.

Mission Statement

‘To provide for Pasifika people a valued voice in their own back yard.’

Our craft is pacific story telling, our aim is to empower our people thru story and provide opportunities for others who wish to do the same.

Global Business Philosophy

Drum Productions Ltd endeavours to provide a voice for Pasifika peoples of the world through the craft of story telling.