Since Todd Karehana’s brother died 21 years ago, the Auckland filmmaker has reflected a lot on how the loss has affected his family, RNZ reveals. When his mother Alma said she couldn’t come to his graduation because she had to look after some stray cats, Todd wanted to understand more. “I could just see interesting links between her mothering these cats and her mothering me and my siblings,” Todd says. He joins Alma on her night-time missions in the short film Night Ride.