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. Personal or biographical details regarding these directors will be added gradually. 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



ASHURST, GILLIAN
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Snakeskin - 2001



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, 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



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



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



GALVIN, ALEX
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Eternity - 2013

When Night Falls - 2008



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



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



GRAHAM, CHRIS
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The Ferryman - 2007

Sione's Wedding - 2006



GRIFFITHS, RESTON
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Hugh and Heke - 2011



HABICHT, FLORIAN
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Woodenhead - 2003



HAEDRICH, ROLF
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Among The Cinders - 1987



HARRIS, STEFEN aka: Stefen Lewis
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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



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



KAHI, TEAREPA
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Mt. Zion - 2013

Poi E - 2016



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



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



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



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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For Good - 2003



MCLACHLAN, TIM
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Hidden - 2005



MCLEAN, GRAHAME
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Should I Be Good - 1985



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



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

Second-Hand Wedding - 2008



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



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



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



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



RIDDELL, ROSEMARY
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Insatiable Moon, The - 2010



RIDDIFORD, RICHARD
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Arriving Tuesday - 1986

Zilch - 1989



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



RYMER, JUDY
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Cinema of Unease - 1995



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



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



SIMPSON, MEGAN
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Alex - 1992



SIMPSON, TONY
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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



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



STEVEN, GEOFF
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Skin Deep - 1978

Strata - 1983



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



THORP, MICHAEL
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Lunatics' Ball, The - 1999



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-LOASA, STALLONE
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Three Wise Cousins - 2016



VAN DAMMEN, TIM
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Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song - 2013



VOWELL, CURTIS
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Fantail - 2013



WAITITI, TAIKA
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Boy - 2010

Eagle vs Shark - 2007

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - 2016

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



WELLS, PETER
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Desperate Remedies - 1993



WHISSELL, ANOUK
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Turbo Kid - 2015



WHISSELL, YOANN-KARL
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Turbo Kid - 2015



WILLIAMS, TONY
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Solo - 1977






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