Rene Naufahu is just your average actor, writer, director, rugby coach, gym instructor, father and husband. Having become a household name when he was cast as Sam Aleni in Shortland Street, he was regularly voted ‘New Zealand’s worst actor ever’ by his family. But he persevered, and has gone on to forge a critically acclaimed career as an actor and writer director of The Markets and The Last Saint. Selected to attend the prestigious Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam in 2004, it was here he co-produced one of his most incredible accomplishments… his eldest son Jole. Nowadays, if he is not yelling out instructions at his brother Joe’s gym, he can be found staring into space wondering ‘How on Earth did I get here?’