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Costa Botes

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Costa Botes

Costa Botes has had a long independent career as a director of both drama and documentary (Stalin’s Sickle, Forgotten Silver, Saving Grace, Candyman). He has taught film, and produced (award-winning short Day Trip). He was also a well-known film critic for many years, with a reputation for honesty and an acerbic wit.

Nothing could be more surprising than the controversy that erupted [...]. Despite all the (we thought) obvious clues we planted [...], a large proportion of the audience swallowed the whole thing.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Consulting Producer

2013

 The Deadly Ponies Gang

The Deadly Ponies Gang

Editor

2013

 Daytime Tiger

Daytime Tiger

Director
Producer
Camera
Editor

2011

 The Last Dogs of Winter

The Last Dogs of Winter

Director
Editor
Co-Producer
Co-Camera

2011

 Day Trip

Day Trip

Writer
Producer

2010

 Candyman

Candyman

Director
Producer
Editor
Camera

2009

 Lost in Wonderland

Lost in Wonderland

Producer
Editor
Camera

2009

 Poppy

Poppy

Story

2009

 Yes That's Me - Dave Murphy Plays the Blues

Yes That's Me - Dave Murphy Plays the Blues

Director
Producer
Editor
Camera

2008

 Struggle No More

Struggle No More

Director
Producer
Editor
Camera

2006

 The Making of The Lord of The Rings

The Making of The Lord of The Rings

Director

2006

 Behind the Bull

Behind the Bull

Producer
Subject
Director

2000

 The Tribe

The Tribe

Director

1999 - 2003

 A Greater Plan

A Greater Plan

Writer

1998

 Gun Lovers

Gun Lovers

Writer

1997

 Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Director

1997

 Original Skin

Original Skin

Director
Writer

1996

 Forgotten Silver

Forgotten Silver

Co-Director
Co-Writer
Subject

1995

 The Edge - Season Two, Episode Seven (birth of Weta)

The Edge - Season Two, Episode Seven (birth of Weta)

Director

1994

 The Edge

The Edge

Director

1993 - 1994

 Valley of the Stereos

Valley of the Stereos

Writer
Story

1992

 Catching the Tide - Sam Hunt's Cook Strait

Catching the Tide - Sam Hunt's Cook Strait

Director
Producer
Script Editor

1988

 Stalin's Sickle

Stalin's Sickle

Director
Producer
Writer

1986

 About Face: The Lamb of God

About Face: The Lamb of God

Director

1985

 The Ray Bradbury Theatre

The Ray Bradbury Theatre

Director

1985 - 1992

 The Godel Sentence

The Godel Sentence

Writer
Director

1984

 Playtime

Playtime

Writer
Director

1981


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

Awards

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards

Best Popular Documentary or Documentary Series: Lost in Wonderland
Best Cinematographer Documentary/Factual (shared with Marty Williams, Gareth Moon and Zoe McIntosh)

1999 Fantasporto International Festival of Cinema (Portugal)
Nominated for International Fantasy Award (Best Film): for Saving Grace

1997 Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain)
Nominated for Best Film Award (Golden Spike): for Saving Grace

1997 Fantasporto International Festival of Cinema
Audience Jury Award (shared with Peter Jackson): Forgotten Silver

1996 Venice Film Festival
Critics Prize (shared with Peter Jackson): Forgotten Silver

1996 TV Guide New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Director - Drama/Comedy - TV (shared with Peter Jackson): for Forgotten Silver

 

1996 Chicago International Film Festival
Nominated for Best Documentary (with Peter Jackson): for Forgotten Silver