• SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    182cm
    HAIR:
    brown
    EYES:
    brown
  • Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson
    BACKGROUND
    Haanz is a versatile and passionate actor and father who hopes to inspire young Pasifika artists to rise and tell their stories. He graduated from the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts in 2014 where he worked under the wings of many well-established directors and writers such as Victor Rodger, Anapela Polataivao and Rachel House. Theatre highlights: The Life of Galileo, and Still Life with Chickens for Auckland Theatre Company, for which he has performed more than 80 shows within New Zealand as well as two international tours in Riverside Theatre, Australia, and Shanghai Grand Theatre, China. Film credits: feature films Hibiscus & Ruthless, Savage and short films The Messiah and My Friend Michael Jones which premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival in 2018. Television highlight: Panthers, My Life is Murder and The Brokenwood Mysteries.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • 2014 - Excellence in Performance (PIPA)
  • 2015 - Best Male Newcomer (FCC, Victor Rodger)
  • 2018 - Excellence in Puppetry Nomination - Still Life With Chickens - Wellington Theatre Awards

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2022
  • RED, WHITE AND BRASS
  • Terrance
  • Miss Piki’s Band
  • Damon Fepulea’i
  • 2019
  • SAVAGE
  • Teen Moses
  • Domino Films
  • Sam Kelly
  • 2018
  • HIBISCUS & RUTHLESS
  • Stephen
  • M2S1 Films
  • Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa
  • 2015
  • THE REHEARSAL
  • Waiter
  • Rehearsal Films
  • Alison Maclean
  • 2014
  • PURSUIT OF VENUS
  • Tahitian
  • Lot 23
  • Lisa Reihana

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2022
  • SHORTLAND STREET
  • Moses Taufa
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Geoff Cawthorne
  • 2021
  • PANTHERS
  • Fred
  • Four Knights Film
  • Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Others
  • 2021
  • MY LIFE IS MURDER
  • Jared
  • Greenstone Pictures
  • Hannah Marks
  • 2021
  • THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES 7
  • Eli
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Mark Beasley
  • 2018
  • IN DARK PLACES (Tele-feature)
  • Ruben
  • 10,000 Company
  • Michael Bennett
  • 2018
  • MANGERE VICE
  • 4-Stroke
  • Adrenaline Group Ltd
  • Damon Fepulea'i

  • SHORT FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2017
  • THE MESSIAH
  • Lead
  • Kingston Productions
  • Vela Manusaute
  • 2016
  • FRANC MARIE
  • Suicidal RugbyPlayer
  • Fashion Show
  • Alive Lolohea
  • 2015
  • MALAIA
  • Cursed Teenager
  • Niuean Short Film
  • Vela Manusaute

  • PRESENTING
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2014
  • HOW TO TAKALO
  • Presenter
  • Tiki Lounge
  • Shimpal Lelisi
  • 2013
  • ASB POLYFEST: NIUE STAGE
  • Presenter
  • Fresh
  • Shimpal Lelisi

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2021
  • THE LIFE OF GALILEO
  • Ludivico/Street Singer/Ensemble
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Colin McColl
  • 2020
  • STILL LIFE WITH CHICKENS (Shanghai Tour)
  • Chicken Puppeteer
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Fasitoa Amosa
  • 2020
  • STILL LIFE WITH CHICKENS
  • Chicken Puppeteer
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Fasitoa Amosa
  • 2019
  • STILL LIFE WITH CHICKENS (NZ Tour)
  • Chicken Puppeteer
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Fasitoa Amosa
  • 2019
  • JEEF OF THE SAVAGES
  • JEEF Ata
  • Taoga Festival Niue Arts & Culture
  • Vela Manusaute
  • 2018
  • STILL LIFE WITH CHICKENS (North Island Tour)
  • Chicken Puppeteer
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Fasitoa Amosa
  • 2018
  • MEET THE FAKAS
  • Tote
  • Te Oro
  • Leki Jackson Bourke and Maree Webster
  • 2017
  • LITTLE BLACK BITCH
  • Various
  • MIT
  • Jason Te Mete
  • 2017
  • MEET THE FAKAS
  • Ugatose
  • Basement Theatre & Mangere Arts Centre
  • Maree Webster & Leki Jackson Bourke
  • 2016
  • THE GIRL FROM NIUE
  • Various
  • Mangere Arts Centre
  • Vela Manusaute
  • 2016
  • BALLS
  • James
  • Te Pou Theatre
  • Dawn Glover
  • 2016
  • DREAM GIRLS
  • Various
  • Spotlight Theatre
  • Jason Te Mete
  • 2016
  • KAVA KLUB
  • Various
  • Niu FM
  • Haanz Fa'avae
  • 2016
  • EEL & SINA
  • Various
  • Whau Pacific Festival
  • Leki Bourke Jackson
  • 2015
  • PAH
  • Manchild
  • Pah Collective
  • Carol Brown
  • 2015
  • MY NAME IS... PILITOME
  • Various
  • Niue Arts Festival
  • Vela Manusaute
  • 2015
  • INKY PINKY PONKY
  • Mose
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Fasitua Amosa
  • 2015
  • THE EEL AND SINA
  • Chorus
  • Measina Festival
  • Soia Sauce
  • 2015
  • BLACK FAGGOT
  • Various
  • FCC
  • Roy Ward
  • 2014
  • HAURAKI HORROR
  • Poseidon
  • The Basement
  • Rachel House

  • VOICE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2019
  • TALES OF MOANA
  • Various
  • Tiki Lounge Productions
  • Dana Youngman

  • SINGING
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2012
  • GEORGIA ON MY MIND
  • Lead Singer
  • Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

  • WEB SERIES
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2020
  • BRUTAL LIVES
  • Tomasi Valu
  • Kingston Productions
  • Vela Manusaute
  • 2020
  • SUI GENERIS 3
  • Matt
  • Rebels & Robots
  • Roberto Nascimento
  • 2018
  • BABY MAMA'S CLUB 2
  • Caleb
  • BMC Productions
  • Hanelle Harris / Roseanne Liang


  • TRAINING
  • 2013 - 14 Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA)

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • Basic Skills: Grid Iron, indoor netball, contemporary dance (Pacific), piano, bass guitar, Tongan language.
  • Highly Skilled: Pacific and Hip Hop dance, singing (Tenor), guitar, ukelele, Niuean language.
  • Accents: Jamaican, Southern USA.
  • Puppeteering