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Gaylene Preston

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Gaylene Preston

Gaylene Preston has been making feature films and documentaries with a distinctive New Zealand flavour and a strong social message, for over 30 years. In 2001 she was the first filmmaker to be made a Laureate by the Arts Foundation, recognising her contribution to New Zealand film and television.

I believe that the basic responsibility of New Zealand filmmakers is to make films principally for the New Zealand audience. If we don't, no-one else will. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Hope and Wire

Hope and Wire

Writer
Director
Producer

2014

 That was New Zealand

That was New Zealand

Subject

2014

 Strongman - The Tragedy

Strongman - The Tragedy

Director - Dramatic Sequences
Writer
Executive Producer

2012

 Tatarakihi - The Children of Parihaka

Tatarakihi - The Children of Parihaka

Executive Producer

2012

 Operation 8

Operation 8

Consultant

2011

 Home by Christmas

Home by Christmas

Director
Writer
Producer
Actor

2010

 The Making of Home by Christmas

The Making of Home by Christmas

Subject

2010

 Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Camera

2009

 Lovely Rita

Lovely Rita

Director
Producer

2007

 The Time of our Lives

The Time of our Lives

Producer
Director

2007

 Earthquake

Earthquake

Director
Producer

2006

 Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

Director
Writer
Producer

2003

 Coffee, Tea or Me?

Coffee, Tea or Me?

Producer

2002

 Titless Wonders

Titless Wonders

Director
Producer

2001

 Getting to Our Place

Getting to Our Place

Producer
Director

1999

 Punitive Damage

Punitive Damage

Producer

1999

 Hone Tuwhare

Hone Tuwhare

Co-Producer
Director

1996

 War Stories

War Stories

Writer
Director
Producer

1995

 Bread & Roses

Bread & Roses

Director
Associate Producer
Writer

1993

 Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Subject

1993

 Ruby and Rata

Ruby and Rata

Producer
Director

1990

 Kai Purakau - The Storyteller

Kai Purakau - The Storyteller

Director
Producer

1987

 Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, The Past Decade

Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, The Past Decade

Subject

1987

 Mr Wrong

Mr Wrong

Director
Producer
Writer

1985

 Mindout

Mindout

Producer
Director

1984

 Patu!

Patu!

Co-ordinator

1983

 Making Utu

Making Utu

Producer
Director

1982

 Middle Age Spread

Middle Age Spread

Set Design

1979

 All the Way Up There

All the Way Up There

Producer
Director

1978


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Awards

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Feature Film (with Sue Rogers and Nigel Hutchinson): for Home By Christmas
Nominated for Best Director - Film: for Home By Christmas
Nominated for Best Screenplay - Film: for Home By Christmas

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Documentary: for Earthquake

2006 Qantas Television Awards
Nominated for Best Documentary: for Earthquake

2005 New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay: for Perfect Strangers

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Film (with Annie Goldson): Punitive Damage

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Film: for War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us

1990 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Director: for Ruby and Rata
Nominated for Best Film: Ruby and Rata