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Ainsley Gardiner

Producer [Te-Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāti Awa]

 Ainsley Gardiner

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Ainsley Gardiner

Ainsley Gardiner has produced shorts, feature films, TV series and commercials. In 2004, she established Whenua Films with actor Cliff Curtis, to promote indigenous story-telling on screen. After working on award-winning shorts with Taika Waititi, she co-produced his first two features, Eagle vs Shark and breakout hit Boy. Gardiner is co-producer of 2014 road movie The Pā Boys, the feature debut of Himiona Grace.

I have two practical roles to fulfil as a producer: to create the best environment in which to make a film; and to enable communication between the director, crew, cast, and anyone else involved in the process.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 The Pā Boys

The Pā Boys

Producer

2014

 Fantail

Fantail

Executive Producer

2013

 Boy

Boy

Producer

2010

 Ebony Society

Ebony Society

Producer

2010

 Mokopuna

Mokopuna

Writer
Director

2009

 Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark

Producer

2007

 Iti Pounamu

Iti Pounamu

Presenter

2007 - 2009

 Taua - War Party

Taua - War Party

Executive Producer

2007

 The Speaker

The Speaker

Executive Producer

2005

 Tama Tū

Tama Tū

Producer

2004

 Dead End

Dead End

Producer

2003

 Kombi Nation

Kombi Nation

Producer
Actor

2003

 Two Cars, One Night

Two Cars, One Night

Producer

2003

 Lovebites

Lovebites

Co-Producer

2002

 Ouch

Ouch

Producer

1999

 The Hole

The Hole

Producer

1998


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Awards

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Feature Film: Boy

2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Children's Feature Film (with Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael and Merata Mita): for Boy

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Picture - Budget over $1 Million (with Cliff Curtis and Taika Waititi): for Eagle vs Shark

2005 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film (with Taika Waititi): for Two Cars, One Night

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Film (with Larry Parr and Grant Lahood): for Kombi Nation