Past Event4 May 2019

Same But Different

No longer available

The Civic


After much thought and discussion, we feel that this is not the right time for our World Premiere of Same But Different, while our country is grieving from the tragic events in Christchurch. We will push the World Premiere & After Party to Sat 4th May 2019 at The Civic, Auckland.

Tickets for the original date remain valid and there will be refunds for those who can’t make the new date.  Contact Ticketmaster on 0800 111 999 with any queries regarding your booking.


Produced by RAW Productions and distributed by 36 PRESENTS, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story follows Rachel, a single working Grey Lynn mum, who breaks a three-year spell of singledom to pursue her escalating feelings for Nikki, whom she meets at a Māori film festival. Things don’t go according to plan, with Rachel’s awkward first romantic attempts fumbling into a sequence of embarrassing events, and her ex-lover, Rob, turning up. With all hope gone, it’s Rachel’s humanitarian efforts that eventually grab Nikki’s attention, and the two finally connect.  

Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story is based on Kiwi-Samoan writer/director Nikki Si’ulepa's and producer Rachel Aneta Wills’ journey in pursuit of true love. 

Be the first to see this romantic film that the whole family will enjoy, at the world premiere on May 4, 2019.



* * *
The film is underscored by a stunning soundtrack by talented Kiwi musicians, including songstress Helen Corry, whose single, 'Hardly Breathe' was written exclusively for the film. Guests attending the premiere will be treated to a pre-screening performance by the Modern Māori Quartet, whose songs also feature in the film, and Helen will delight audiences with her new single at the premiere’s after-party

* * *
After Party

Join the cast and crew and raise a glass in celebration of the world premiere of Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story at the beautiful Theatre Bar. With tunes to midnight by DJ Al Goodie, don’t miss out on the celebration of the year!

Same But Different - A True New Zealand Love Story (Official Trailer)

Be the first to know about live events in Auckland!