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Duet for Merata Mita 1942-2010. An extraordinary director. Here Cushla Parekowhai and I say goodbye to her.


?? Rachel House, a New Zealand actor/director. When she moves from theatre and short films to directing a feature, watch out!!!


Has she made any films after 2002? ... Brita McVeigh. This is an excerpt from her short film Thinking About Sleep.


Renae Maihi's short film, 'Butterfly' is in this year's New Zealand International Film Festival. She's also an actor and an award-winning playwright. And I really enjoyed this interview with her, just before her play, Patua, opened earlier this year.


? Ramai Hayward is a pioneer of New Zealand cinema and is credited as this country’s first Māori filmmaker, camerawoman, scriptwriter and screen star. Her 'Eel HIstory Was a Mystery' is one of my favorite films.

?? Here is actor/director Loren Taylor, in Juliet Bergh's 'Existence' which won the NZ Script Awards Best Script last year. This article is about the gender statistics in NZ feature filmmaking:

Amy Taylor's story of one woman's quest t befriend and protect an extroverted wild dolphin

Lucy Timmins won the Gaylene Preston Best Female Director Award at the NZ 48 Hours competition with this short, "Good Intentions".