Five Film Directors and Their Olympic Opening Ceremony Concepts

Niki Caro

I don’t know why Niki Caro was one of the names I thought of when making this list, maybe Whale Rider made a big impression on me. I think it must’ve been the fact that Maori culture was the predominant visual in that film, which stuck around even more than some of the other names that popped up later.

Niki Caro would be perfect to tell the story of the world through Maori [1] and other Polynesian tales, with a reunion with Lisa Gerrard doing the music because the Whale Rider score was perfect [1]. There will, of course, be Maori dancing warriors, as we fly through the wonderfulness of New Zealand’s landscape.

Runner-up: Jane Campion, Peter Jackson (but I’m afraid he’ll go over-budget, will delay the opening, or worse… split the ceremony into a trilogy.)

So which countries would you love seeing hosting the Olympics, and which directors would you love working these ceremonies? But most importantly, what would these ceremonies look like?

Go crazy with them. xD


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

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