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Bryan Bruce

Director, Presenter

 Bryan Bruce

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Bryan Bruce

Bryan Bruce has made documentaries on crime, natural history, child poverty, mental health and iconic Kiwis. In 2008 the Scots-born producer/director won a Qantas Award for unsolved murder series The Investigator, which he also presents. He has also won awards for Murder, They Said (about the David Tamihere case), and Jesus: The Cold Case. The Lost Dinosaurs of New Zealand was a finalist for several international awards.

...I think we can make analytical, thought-provoking programmes that encourage us to discuss the kind of society, the kind of place that we have here and whether this is New Zealand the way we want it. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 1981 - The Tour Ten Years On

1981 - The Tour Ten Years On

Director
Producer
Writer
Presenter

1991

 A Question of Justice

A Question of Justice

Director

2005

 Beyond A Joke!

Beyond A Joke!

Director
Producer

1995

 Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Director
Producer

1993

 In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Producer
Director
Writer

1997

 Inside Child Poverty

Inside Child Poverty

Director
Presenter

2011

 Jesus: The Cold Case

Jesus: The Cold Case

Director
Presenter

2011

 Monsters of the Deep

Monsters of the Deep

Director

2005

 Murder, They Said

Murder, They Said

Director

1996

 Nothing to Live For?

Nothing to Live For?

Writer
Presenter

1987

 Passion in Paradise

Passion in Paradise

Director

2008

 Peter Blake

Peter Blake

Director
Producer

1990

 Safer Sex

Safer Sex

Producer
Presenter
Writer

1989

 Serious Fraud

Serious Fraud

Director
Producer

1995

 Shaky Beginnings

Shaky Beginnings

Director
Producer

1999

 Stand By Your Man

Stand By Your Man

Director
Producer

1993

 State of Mind

State of Mind

Writer
Director
Editor
Producer

2000

 The Bridge

The Bridge

Director
Writer
Producer

2002

 The Bughouse

The Bughouse

Producer
Director
Writer

2001

 The Coach

The Coach

Director
Producer

1996

 The Investigator

The Investigator

Presenter
Writer
Producer
Director
Editor

2007 - 2009

 The Late Late Show

The Late Late Show

Presenter

1982

 The Lost Dinosaurs of New Zealand

The Lost Dinosaurs of New Zealand

Director
Writer
Editor
Producer

2002

 The Sir Howard Morrison Story

The Sir Howard Morrison Story

Editor
Director
Producer

2002

 The Trouble with Ben

The Trouble with Ben

Director
Producer
Writer

1999

 We're Only Human

We're Only Human

Creator
Composer
Presenter

1986 - 1987

 Whina Te Whaea O Te Motu - Mother of the Nation

Whina Te Whaea O Te Motu - Mother of the Nation

Director
Producer

1992

 Wild About New Zealand

Wild About New Zealand

Director
Writer
Producer

2000 - 2001

 Workhorse to Dreamhorse

Workhorse to Dreamhorse

Editor
Director
Writer
Producer

2001

 You're Soaking In It!

You're Soaking In It!

Producer
Editor
Director

1994


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Awards

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Popular Documentary or Documentary Series: Jesus: The Cold Case

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Director - Factual/Entertainment: for The Investigator
Nominated for Best Factual Series: The Investigator

2005 Qantas Television Awards
Nomianted for Best Director - Non-Drama: for A Question of Justice

2003 Banff Television Awards (United States)
Finalist: The Lost Dinosaurs of New Zealand

2003 New York Festivals Television Awards
Finalist: The Lost Dinosaurs of New Zealand

2002 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards
Best Director - Factual/Entertainment: for Wild about New Zealand

1999 TV Guide Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Factual: for Shaky Beginnings

1997 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Director - Factual: for Murder, They Said

1993 New Zealand Television Awards
Best Director - Documentary: for Serious Fraud