Kathryn Rawlings - Michael Koloi
   
  • SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    175cm
    HAIR:
    black
    EYES:
    brown
  • Michael Koloi
    BACKGROUND
    Michael is a graduate of UNITEC's School of Performing and Screen Arts. As well as an accomplished actor for stage and screen he is also an experienced presenter and has appeared in three seasons of Pacific Beat Street for television. Michael has recently appeared on New Zealand's premier soap opera SHORTLAND STREET and in the feature length episode of NOTHING TRIVIAL.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • 2003 MURRAY HUTCHINSON AWARD "Most Memorable Perfomance" as Iago in Othello.

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2005
  • DIGITAL FEATURE WORKSHOP
  • James - lead
  • Livingstone Productions
  • Mark Prebble
  • 2003
  • TIGA E LE ILOA - Hidden Pain
  • Gangster
  • Popo Lilo
  • 2003
  • JANDAL ALL STARS
  • Kasino
  • Jonathan Garner
  • 2002
  • FEPAKI
  • Pita
  • Vikki Yiannoustos
  • 2002
  • WHAT BRO?
  • Joey
  • Shazia Malik
  • 2001
  • KEI HEA TE KURI?
  • Taki
  • Ron Haretuku

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2020
  • AITU
  • Sal (Lead)
  • Tikilounge Productions
  • 2019
  • JONAH
  • Semisi Lomu
  • Great Southern TV
  • Danny Mulheron
  • 2018
  • SHORTLAND STREET
  • Riki Tai
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Oliver Driver
  • 2014
  • NOTHING TRIVIAL (tele feature)
  • Big Guy
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Mike Beasley
  • 2012
  • HARRY
  • Mosese
  • Desert Road
  • Chris Dudman
  • 2009
  • SUNRISE TV3
  • Gadget Reviewer
  • Mediaworks
  • various
  • 2006
  • RUDE AWAKENINGS
  • Damon Strauss
  • MF Films
  • Peter Burger
  • 2005
  • OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE
  • Oscar
  • South Pacific Pictures NZ
  • various
  • 2005
  • ARE YOU READY? - Civil Defence
  • Nathan
  • Isola Productions
  • Simon Rabe

  • SHORT FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2020
  • LEA TUPU'ANGA / MOTHER TONGUE
  • Michael
  • Run Charlie Films
  • Vea Mafile'o
  • 2009
  • MANUREWA
  • Tuki Maiava
  • Robbers Dog
  • Sam Peacocke
  • 2003
  • BLOOD AND BONE
  • Haami
  • Kristian Eek

  • PRESENTING
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2008-10
  • PACIFIC BEAT STREET
  • Presenter
  • Drum Productions
  • Stan Wolfgram

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2012
  • HIS MOTHER'S SON
  • Lead
  • Indigenous Theatre Group
  • Chris Molloy
  • 2012
  • A HEART'S PATH
  • Mafu - lead
  • Tales from the Kava Bowl
  • Kate Louise Elliot
  • 2011
  • I AM NIUE (monologue)
  • Niue
  • Niue Arts Festival
  • Maree Webster
  • 2011
  • KINGDOM OF LOTE
  • Uncle Krak
  • Mangere Arts Centre/ Telstra Stadium
  • Vela Mansaute
  • 2011
  • THE FACTORY
  • Co-Lead
  • Mangere Arts Centre
  • Vela Mansaute
  • 2007
  • ULI VAO
  • Vita - Lead
  • TAPAC/Otara/Nuie
  • Maree Webster
  • 2006
  • MAUI One Man against the Gods
  • Maui Pae
  • Te Ao Marama Tapui Ltd
  • Tane Mahuta Grey
  • 2005
  • SEX WITH STRANGERS
  • Sione
  • The Herald Theatre
  • Colin Mitchell
  • 2005
  • MY MOTHER DREAMING
  • Sam - Co Lead
  • The Herald Theatre
  • Dianna Fuemana
  • 2005
  • GOLDEN BOYS
  • Stefan
  • TAPAC
  • Abbie Lucas
  • 2005
  • HOUSE ACROSS OCEANS
  • lead
  • Tour
  • Christian Penny
  • 2005
  • TEN FEET TALL & BULLET PROOF
  • tamati
  • Auckland Tour
  • Brian Divers
  • 2005
  • URBIS 24 HOUR THEATRE
  • Actor
  • The Herald Theatre
  • Jennifer Ward Lealand
  • 2004
  • 10 FEET TALL & BULLET PROOF
  • tamati
  • Arts Promotion Trust
  • Brian Divers
  • 2004
  • A HOUSE ACROSS OCEANS
  • lead
  • Silo Theatre Auckland
  • Christian Penny
  • 2003
  • OTHELLO
  • Iago
  • UNITEC
  • Elric Hooper
  • 2003
  • SONS
  • Noah McFarlane
  • UNITEC
  • Cameron Rhodes
  • 2003
  • GIFTED TOUR
  • John
  • Kristina Simons
  • 2002
  • GRAPHIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTIONS
  • Craig
  • Rita Stone
  • 2002
  • JULIUS CAESAR
  • Lucilius
  • UNITEC
  • Murray Hutchinson
  • 2002
  • BLOOD WEDDING
  • Leonardo
  • UNITEC
  • Michelle Hine
  • 2001
  • BIG RIVER
  • Slave
  • UNITEC
  • Jennifer Ward Lealand

  • VOICE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2014
  • SPARK Radio Spots
  • Lead
  • Good Oil Films
  • Michael Spicca

  • WEB SERIES
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2020
  • BRUTAL LIVES
  • Mike
  • Kingston Productions
  • Vela Manusaute

  • OTHER
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2009
  • RADIO 531 PI
  • Late Night tongan Host
  • Niu FM
  • 2008
  • TONGA VS NZ MAORI RUGBY
  • Tongan MC
  • North Harbour Stadium
  • 2005
  • FINAL CUT OR BUST - Non Broadcast DVD
  • HocAd Productions
  • Ross Brannigan


  • TRAINING
  • UNITEC School of Performing and Screen Arts 2001 - 2003

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • DANCE - Polynesian, Ballroom, Tango, Flamenco
  • LANGUAGES - Tongan, Spanish, Japanese, Samoan
  • ACCENTS - American, Australian, Spanish, Mexican, Indian, Irish
  • CAR LICENCE, HORSE RIDE, RUGBY, TOUCH, VOLLEYBALL, SWIM, WATER SKI, YOGA, BOXING