With fame and fortune, Tem's star was flying high, until the acting jobs dried up. So, what did he do next? Made with the support of NZ on Air
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The Life And Times of Temuera Morrison Episodes
From his flying trips to LA, to his local movie release, and recent celebrity boxing match, follow six months in the life of one of New Zealands most iconic actors, as he aims to get his career and his life back on track.
Tem and son James go to Hollywood to meet with Tem's agent. When a Venice Beach fortune teller urges Tem to make changes, he decides he must network harder.
Although the Vegas road trip with his son is exciting, Tem's disillusioned when the film project he'd pinned his hopes on falls flat, and more bad news awaits his return to New Zealand.
Struggling with the fact that he's getting older, Tem embarks on publicity work for Mt Zion. However, he's buoyed by praise from co-star Stan Walker.
Though his "heart attack" turns out to be food poisoning, Tem's partner Ashley is worried. Faced with his own mortality, Tem visits the family urupa with his son.
Encouraged by an offer to both act and direct from a Kiwi film-maker, Tem explores possible locations to shoot.
Season Finale: Inspired and ready to take on the world, Tem takes the opportunity to fight a well-known personality in an upcoming charity fight night.