Wiremu has been a visual artist, a carver, dancer, an actor and a Kura kaupapa Maori teacher. He has produced, written and directed for radio, TV, film and stage, focusing his creative talents in the last 15 years to pursue a career in directing and writing.
His background of growing up around his marae in Hongoeka bay are a continuing inspiration for his storytelling.
Wiremu began his writing career in early two thousand when he began writing stories for Maori publications. He has published several kaupapa Maori books with Huia publishers, wrote stories for independent publishers, published a series of online
stories on the Maori Myths, Legends and Contemporary Stories website and more recently published a series of three children books for pre schoolers. Wiremu wrote his first short film in 2004 called Turangawaewae which traveled to Cannes and won several awards. He won several other awards for writing, completed a masters degree in screen writing and also attended the Binger film Lab in Amsterdam for six months.
Wiremu began his directing career on a Maori Television reality show called Waka Reo. Since then Wiremu has directed numerous corporate videos, Maori education resources, advertising, short films, one of which attended the Berlinale film festival, a short doco drama, two full length documentaries, ‘Ka mate the haka the legend’, The Goethe story and a documentary series called ‘The Political Game’. Wiremu has directed and produced several video installations for Te Papatongarewa
education resources in Te reo Māori for Core education. His more recent video works have included a series for TPK regarding Maori housing, employment and land development and a video blog called ‘Eco Maori’ illustrating positive initiatives in health, wellbeing and environment that he is passionate about.