Directors of New Zealand feature films
DIRECTORS




This is only a "directors of New Zealand feature films" cross-reference list, with links to their films. Neither their non-NZ feature films, nor their short films nor their documentaries are listed. This is not a listing of New Zealand born directors, but of all directors of feature films that are considered to be a New Zealand product. Some of these directors are resident in other countries. Click on the director's name for bio details or the film title for film details.



ADAMSON, ANDREW
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Mr. Pip - 2013



ALBISTON, MARK
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Shopping - 2013



ALEXANDER, VENESSA
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Magik & Rose - 1999



ANDERSON, JOHN
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Mark II - 1986



ANDERSON, MICHAEL
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Second Time Lucky - 1984



ANNAKIN, KEN
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Seekers aka: Land of Fury - 1954



ARAHANGA, BECS
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Vai - 2019



ASHCROFT, JAMES
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Coming Home in the Dark - 2021



ASHURST, GILLIAN
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Snakeskin - 2001



ATKINS, KIRBY
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Mosley - 2019



AUMUA, AMBERLEY JO
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Vai - 2019



BALL, MURRAY
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Footrot Flats - 1990



BALLANTYNE, ARMAGAN
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Strength of Water, The - 2009



BANKS, CHRISTOPHER
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Quiet Night In - 2006



BARCLAY, BARRY
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Ngati - 1987

Te Rua - 1991



BECKER, JOSH
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Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur - 1996



BEESLEY, MARK
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Savage Honeymoon - 2000



BELL, MICHAEL
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Men Shouldn't Sing - 2007



BENNETT, HAMISH
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Bellbird - 2019



BENNETT, MICHAEL
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Matariki - 2010



BENNETT, SIMON
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Sione's 2: Unfinished Business - 2012



BLACK, MICHAEL
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Pictures - 1981



BLOMKAMP, NEILL
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District 9 - 2009



BLYTH, DAVID
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Angel Mine - 1978

Death Warmed Up - 1984

Exposure -2000

Ghost Bride - 2013

Grampire - aka: Moonrise - aka: My Grandpa Is A Vampire - 1991

Wound - 2010



BORGMAN, DANIEL
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Weight of Elephants, The - 2013



BOSSHARD, ANDREA
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Great Maiden's Blush - 2016

Hook, Line & Sinker - 2011

Taking the Waewae Express - 2008



BOSWELL, SCOTT
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Fall Guys, The - 2012

Tyrannical Love - 2005



BOTES, COSTA
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Forgotten Silver - 1995

Saving Grace - 1997



BRADLEY, DALE G.
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Chunuk Bair - 1991

Cupid's Prey - 2002

Kids World - 2001

Lost Valley - 1998

Terror Peak - 2003

Wild Blue - 1999



BRITTENDEN, TONY
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Lincoln County Incident - 1980



BRODIE, HAROLD
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Map Reader, The - 2008

Orphans and Angels - 2003



BURGER, PETER
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Tattooist, The - 2007



BUTLER, LYNTON
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Pallet On The Floor - 1986



CAMPION, ANNA
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Loaded - 1995



CAMPION, JANE
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An Angel At My Table - 1990

Piano, The - 1993



CAMPION, PAUL
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Devil's Rock, The - 2011



CARO, NIKI
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Memory & Desire - 1997

Vintner's Luck, The - 2009

Whale Rider - 2000



CHRISTOPHER, ELIOT
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Vector File, The - 2002



CLEMENT, JEMAINE
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What we do in the Shadows - 2014



CLAYTON, ALAN
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Old Scores - 1991



COHEN, CHELSEA
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Waru - 2017



CONLAN, ANDY
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Last Magic Show, The - 2007



COKELISS, HARLEY
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Battletruck - aka: Warlords of the 21st Century - 1982

Hercules and the Lost Kingdom - 1994



CULLINANE, JONOTHAN
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We're Here To Help - 2007



DAVIS, TAMMY
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Born to Dance - 2015



DAVISON, BRAD
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Down By The Riverside - 2007



DAY, JOHN
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Returning, The - 1990



DONALDSON, ROGER
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Nutcase - 1980

Sleeping Dogs - 1977

Smash Palace - 1981

World's Fastest Indian, The - 2005



DONOVAN, BRENDAN
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Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell, The - 2010



DUNCAN, ALYX
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Red House, The - 2012



FAIRFAX, FERDINAND
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Savage Islands aka: Nate and Hayes - 1983



FENELEY, DUSTIN
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Stray - 2018



FIRTH, MICHAEL
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Heart of the Stag - 1984

Leading Edge, The - 1987

Off The Edge - 1977

Sylvia - 1985



FRASER, TOA
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6 Days - 2017

Dead Lands, The - 2014

Dean Spanley - 2008

No. 2 - 2006



FRESHWATER, MATASILA
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Vai - 2019



FUEMANA, DIANA
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Vai - 2019



GALVIN, ALEX
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Eternity - 2013

When Night Falls - 2008



GARDINER, AINSLEY
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Cousins - 2021

Waru - 2017



GEORGE, MIRIA
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Vai - 2019



GILLIES, PATRICK
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Holy Roller, The - 2011

Offensive Behaviour - 2006



GIRAUD, DANE
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Luella Miller - 2005



GORDON, MARK J.
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Her Majesty - 2004



GORMAN, NIC.
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Human Traces - 2017



GOTTLIEB, MICHAEL
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Shrimp on the Barbie - 1990



GOULD, DAVID
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The Cure - 2014



GRACE, HIMIONA
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The Pa Boys - 2014



GRACE-SMITH, BRIAR
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Waru - 2017



GRAHAM, CHRIS
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The Ferryman - 2007

Sione's Wedding - 2006



GRIFFITHS, RESTON
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Hugh and Heke - 2011



GUTTENBEIL-LIKILIKI, OFA KI-LEVUKA
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Vai - 2019



HABICHT, FLORIAN
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Woodenhead - 2003



HAEDRICH, ROLF
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Among The Cinders - 1987



HARCOURT, MIRANDA
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Changeover, The - 2017



HARRIS, STEFEN aka: Stefen Lewis
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Blue Moon - 2018

No Petrol, No Diesel - 2009

Waimate Conspiracy, The - 2006



HAYWARD, RUDALL C.
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Rewi's Last Stand aka: The Last Stand - 1940



HEMMINGS, DAVID
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Race for the Yankee Zephyr aka: Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr - 1981



HERENIKO, VILSANI
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Land Has Eyes, The - 2004



HEWISON, DEAN
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How To Meet Girls From A Distance - 2012



HICKEY, STEPHEN
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Hopeless - 2000



HIGGINSON, SARAH A.
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Men Shouldn't Sing - 2007



HILES, TONY
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Jack Brown, Genius - 1995



HILL, KEITH
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This Is Not A Love Story - 2003



HOLT, JARROD
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Gary of the Pacific - 2017



HORROCKS, SIMONE
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After The Waterfall - 2010



HOWDEN, JASON LEI
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Deathgasm - 2015

Guns Akimbo - 2019


HUTCHINGS, RYAN
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Gary of the Pacific - 2017



HURST, MICHAEL
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Jubilee - 2000

Treasure Island Kids - The Monster of Treasure Island - 2004

Treasure Island Kids - The Mystery of Treasure Island - 2004



ISAAC, TONY
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Iris - aka: Out Of Time - 1984



JACKSON, PETER
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Bad Taste - 1987

Braindead - aka: Dead Alive - 1992

Forgotten Silver - 1995

Frighteners - 1996

Heavenly Creatures - 1994

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 2012

Hobbit, The: The Battle of the Five Armies - 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 2013

King Kong - 2005

Lord Of The Rings - Fellowship Of The Ring - 2001

Lord Of The Rings - Return of the King - 2003

Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers - 2002

The Lovely Bones - 2009

Meet the Feebles - 1990



JEFFS, CHRISTINE
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Rain - 2001



JOHNSTONE, GERARD
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Housebound - 2014



JONES, PAULA
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Waru - 2017



JOBLIN, BEATRICE
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Births, Deaths & Marriages - 2019



KAA, CASEY
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Waru - 2017



KAHI, TEAREPA
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Mt. Zion - 2013

Poi E - 2016



KANG, STEPHEN
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Desert - 2010



KAY, STEPHEN
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Boogeyman - 2005



KELLY, SAM
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Savage - 2019



KILLEN, MARAMA
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Down By The Riverside - 2007



KING, GREGORY
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Christmas - 2003

Song of Good, A - 2008



KING, JONATHAN
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Black Sheep - 2007

Under the Mountain - 2009



LAHOOD, GRANT
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Chicken - 1996

Kombi Nation - 2001



LAING, JOHN
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Absent Without Leave - 1993

Beyond Reasonable Doubt - 1980

Dangerous Orphans - 1986

Lost Tribe - 1985

No One Can Hear You - 2001

Other Halves - 1984



LAUGHLIN, MICHAEL
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Dead Kids - aka: Strange Behavior - 1983

Mesmerized aka: Shocked - 1984



LEE, SNGMOO
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Warrior's Way, The - 2010



LEFLER, DOUG
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Hercules and the Circle of Fire - 1996



LEWIS, STEFEN aka: Stefen Harris
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No Petrol, No Diesel - 2009

Waimate Conspiracy, The - 2006



LEWISTON, DENNIS
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Restless aka: Hot Target - 1985



LLOYD, MICHELLE JOY
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Sunday - 2014



LOADER, SHANE
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Great Maiden's Blush - 2016

Hook, Line & Sinker - 2011

Taking the Waewae Express - 2008



LIANG, ROSEANNE
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My Wedding and Other Secrets - 2011

Shadow in the Cloud - 2020



LOBOS, CRISTOBAL ARAUS
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Curry Munchers - 2011

Netherwood - 2011

Waiting Place, The - 2001



MACKAY, YVONNE
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Silent One, The - 1984

Undercover - 1991



MACLEAN, ALISON
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Crush - 1992

Rehearsal, The - 2016



MACLEAN, JOHN
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Slow West - 2015



MAHAFFY, JAKE
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Reunion - 2020



MAIHI, RENAE
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Waru - 2017



MAIN, STEWART
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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous - 2005

Desperate Remedies - 1993



MARCON, KIRSTIN
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Most Fun You Can Have Dying, The - 2012



MARK-BROWN, SIMON
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Catch, The - 2016



MAUNDER, PAUL
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Sons For The Return Home - 1979



MAXWELL, GARTH
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Jack Be Nimble - 1993

When Love Comes Along - 1998



MCCARTEN, ANTHONY
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Show of Hands - 2008

Via Satellite - 1998



McCARTNEY, MARINA ALOGAGIA
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Vai - 2019



MCCULLOCH, NIGEL
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Gary of the Pacific - 2017



MCGANN, BRAD
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In My Father's Den - 2004



MCKENZIE, STUART
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Changeover, The - 2017

For Good - 2003



MCLACHLAN, TIM
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Hidden - 2005



MCLEAN, GRAHAME
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Should I Be Good - 1985



MCNAUGHTON, KIEL
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Legend of Baron To'a, The - 2020



MEYER, WERNER
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Flight of the Albatross - 1996



MIDDLEDITCH, PAUL
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Separation City - 2009



MITA, MERATA
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Mauri - 1988



MORRISON, BRUCE
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Constance - 1984

Queen City Rocker aka: Tearaway - 1986

Shaker Run - 1985



MORTLOCK, TARRY
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Broken - 2018



MORTON, DEREK
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Wild Horses - 1984



MULHERON, DANNY
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Fresh Meat - 2012



MUNE, IAN
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Bridge to Nowhere - 1986

Came A Hot Friday - 1984

End Of The Golden Weather - 1991

Grasscutter - 1988

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted - 1999

Whole of the Moon - 1996



MURPHY, GEOFF
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Goodbye Pork Pie - 1980

Never Say Die - 1988

Quiet Earth - 1985

Spooked - 2004

Utu - 1983



MURPHY, MATT
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Pork Pie - 2017



MURPHY, PAUL
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Love Birds - 2011

Lowdown Dirty Criminals - 2020

Second-Hand Wedding - 2008



NALIN, PAN
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Beyond the Known World - 2017



NARBEY, LEON
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Footstep Man, The - 1992

Illustrious Energy - 1988



NEILL, SAM
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Cinema of Unease - 1995



NEWLAND, CRAIG
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3 Mile Limit - 2014



NEWELL, MIKE
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Bad Blood - 1982



NICHOLAS, GREGOR
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Broken English - 1996

User Friendly - 1990



NICOLSON, CHRISTIAN
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This Giant Paper Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy - 2016



NORTON, BILL L.
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Hercules and the Amazon Women - 1996

Hercules in the Underworld - 1996



OSHIMA, NAGISA
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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - 1984



PAGE, GREG
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Locals, The - 2003



PAL, JITENDRA
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Gupta vs Gordon - 2003



PARKER, CHRISTINE
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Channelling Baby - 1999



PARR, LARRY
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Fracture - 2004

A Soldier's Tale - 1991



PATTINSON, MICHAEL
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Secrets aka: One Crazy Night - 1993



PATTISON, SIMON
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Rest for the Wicked - 2011



PEARSON, DEREK
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Event 16 - 2006



PIANO, REX
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Cave In - 2003



PIGDEN, GUY
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I Survived a Zombie Holocaust - 2014

Older - 2020



PILLSBURY, SAM
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Crooked Earth - 2001

Scarecrow - 1982

Starlight Hotel - 1987



POOLEY, LEANNE
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25 April - 2015

Beyond The Edge - 2013



PREBBLE, MARK
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Futile Attraction - 2005



PRESTON, GAYLENE
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Bread and Roses - 1993

Home By Christmas - 2010

Mr Wrong aka: Dark of the Night - 1985

Perfect Strangers - 2003

Ruby and Rata - 1990



RAO, BERNIE
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Killer Sofa - 2019



READ, MELANIE
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Send A Gorilla - 1988

Trial Run - 1984



REID, JOHN
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Carry Me Back - 1982

Last Tattoo, The - 1994

Leave All Fair - 1985

Middle Age Spread - 1979



REYNOLDS, SCOTT
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Heaven - 1998

Ugly, The - 1997

When Strangers Appear - 2001



RIDDELL, ALASTAIR
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Broken Hallelujah - 2014

West of Eden - 2017



RIDDELL, ROSEMARY
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Insatiable Moon, The - 2010



RIDDIFORD, RICHARD
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Arriving Tuesday - 1986

Zilch - 1989



RIVERS, CHRISTIAN
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Mortal Engines - 2018



ROBERTSON, JAMES NAPIER
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Dark Horse, The - 2014

I'm Not Harry Jenson - 2009



ROTBERG, DANA
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White Lies - 2013



ROTHWELL, HAMISH
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Stickmen - 2001



ROTONDO, PAOLO
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Orphans & Kingdoms - 2014



RYMER, JUDY
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Cinema of Unease - 1995



SAMI, MADELEINE
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Breaker Upperers, The - 2018



SANDERSON, MARTYN
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Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree - 1990



SARKIES, ROBERT
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Out of the Blue - 2006

Scarfies aka: Crime 101 - 1999

Two Little Boys - 2012



SCHEFFMANN, DORTHE
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Vermilion - 2018



SCOTT, GAVIN
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Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island - 2004



SHARP, IAN
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Tracker - 2010



SHARP, PETER
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Trespasses - 1983



SIMARD, FRANCOIS
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Turbo Kid - 2015



SIMICH-PENE, AWANUI
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Waru - 2017



SIMPSON, MEGAN
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Alex - 1992



SIMPSON, TONY
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Kiwi Christmas - 2017


Kiwi Flyer - 2012



SINCLAIR, HARRY
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Price of Milk - 2000

Topless Women Talk About Their Lives - 1997

Toy Love - 2002



SINCLAIR, STEPHEN
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Russian Snark - 2010



SMITH, BRIAR GRACE
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Cousins - 2021



STANDRING, GLENN
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Irrefutable Truth About Demons - aka: Truth About Demons - 2000

Perfect Creature - 2006



STANTON, DAVID L.
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Chill Factor aka: Lost Samurai - 1988



STAPP, CHRIS
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Devil Dared Me To, The - 2007



STERLING, SHAE
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Alien Addiction - 2018



STEVEN, GEOFF
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Skin Deep - 1978

Strata - 1983



STUBBS, DAVID
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Daffodils - 2019



STUTTER, JASON
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Dead Room, The - 2015

Diagnosis Death - 2009

Edwin: My Life as a Koont - 2013

Predicament - 2010

Tongan Ninja - 2002



SUTHERLAND, LOUIS
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Shopping - 2013



TAMAHORI, LEE
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Once Were Warriors - 1994

Mahana aka: The Patriarch - 2016



TAMASESE, TUSI
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One Thousand Ropes - 2017

Orator, The - 2011



TANNEN, BILL
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Ozzie - 2001



THAVAT,GAYSORN
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Justice of Bunny King, The - 2021



THORP, MICHAEL
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Lunatics' Ball, The - 1999



TIMPSON, ANT
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Come to Daddy - 2019



TOURELL, WAYNE
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Bonjour Timothy - 1995



TRIPURANENI, AMIT
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Five - 2007

Memories of Tomorrow - 2005



TSOULIS, ATHINA
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I'll Make You Happy - 1998

Jinx Sister - 2008



TUCHNER, MICHAEL
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Rainbow Warrior - 1993



URALE, SIMA
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Apron Strings - 2008



VAIAOGA-IOASA, STALLONE
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Hibiscus & Ruthless - 2018

Take Home Pay - 2019

Three Wise Cousins - 2016



VAN BEEK, JACKIE
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Breaker Upperers, The - 2018



VAN DAMMEN, TIM
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Mega Time Squad - 2018

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song - 2013



VOWELL, CURTIS
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Baby Done - 2020

Fantail - 2013



WAITITI, TAIKA
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Boy - 2010

Eagle vs Shark - 2007

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - 2016

Jojo Rabbit - 2019

What we do in the Shadows - 2014



WALKER, MIKE
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Kingpin - 1985



WALLIS, MIKE
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Good For Nothing - 2011



WARD, VINCENT
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Navigator, The - 1988

Rain of the Children - 2008

River Queen - 2005

Vigil - 1984



WARN, JESSE
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Nemesis Game - 2003



WEAL, HAYDEN J.
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Chronesthesia - 2016

Dead - 2020



WELLS, PETER
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Desperate Remedies - 1993



WHIPPY, NICOLE
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Vai - 2019



WHISSELL, ANOUK
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Turbo Kid - 2015



WHISSELL, YOANN-KARL
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Turbo Kid - 2015



WHITE, DAVID
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This Town - 2020



WILLIAMS, TONY
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Solo - 1977


WOLFE, KATIE
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Waru - 2017









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