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Torisse Laulu


Torisse is Samoan from the villages of Afega, Lefaga, Sala’ilua and Falealili and the founder of Lalaga, a card game that incorporates Pasifika wisdom, such as talanoa, to foster deeper connections and revive the art of meaningful conversation.

In addition to running Lalaga, Torisse is an award-winning film producer, having produced Still Here seasons 1 and 2 for TVNZ, with Season 1 winning Best Documentary Series at the 50th Voyager Awards. 

She was also selected by the New Zealand Film Commission for an internship in production on Apple TV+’s series Chief of War, created by Pa’a Sibbett and Jason Momoa.

Torisse’s production portfolio includes music videos like The Lecture, Siva Mai, and the comedy film The Last Samoan Zombie. Most recently, she directed the documentary Oamaru.

Whether through the medium of film or business like Lalaga, Torisse is dedicated to telling Pasifika stories and her work aims to celebrate and preserve Pasifika culture, ensuring these narratives are shared and appreciated widely. This commitment drives her passion for both business and creative endeavors, bringing Pasifika voices to the forefront of global conversations.

Lalaga is a card game that uses Pasifika concepts and wisdom to connect people from all different backgrounds to have deep conversations