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Geoff Murphy

Director, Writer

 Geoff Murphy

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Geoff Murphy

Arts Icon Geoff Murphy is a leading figure in the new wave of Kiwi filmmakers who emerged in the 70s. His road movie Goodbye Pork Pie was the blockbuster hit of the NZ film renaissance, and he completed an unsurpassed triple punch with Utu and Bruno Lawrence classic The Quiet Earth. Noted for his skill at action, knockabout comedy, and melding genres, Murphy spent a decade directing in Hollywood before returning home.

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Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 That was New Zealand

That was New Zealand

Subject

2014

 Utu Redux

Utu Redux

Writer
Director

2013

 50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

Subject

2010

 Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Director
Special Effects
Camera

2009

 Welcome to Paradise

Welcome to Paradise

Director

2007

 XXX 2: The Next Level

XXX 2: The Next Level

Second Unit Director

2005

 Spooked

Spooked

Director
Writer
Producer

2004

 The Making of Sleeping Dogs

The Making of Sleeping Dogs

Subject

2004

 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Second Unit Director

2003

 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Second Unit Director

2002

 Blerta Revisited

Blerta Revisited

Director
Actor
Producer
Editor
Writer

2001

 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Second Unit Director

2001

 Dante's Peak

Dante's Peak

Associate Producer
Second Unit Director

1997

 Under Siege 2

Under Siege 2

Director

1995

 Freejack

Freejack

Director

1992

 Cowboys of Culture

Cowboys of Culture

Subject

1990

 Young Guns II

Young Guns II

Director

1990

 Red King, White Knight

Red King, White Knight

Director

1989

 Mauri

Mauri

Associate Producer
Actor

1988

 Never Say Die

Never Say Die

Director
Writer
Producer
Actor

1988

 Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, The Past Decade

Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, The Past Decade

Subject

1987

 The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

Director

1986

 Mr Wrong

Mr Wrong

Writer

1985

 Wild Horses

Wild Horses

Car Stunt Co-ordinator

1984

 Utu

Utu

Director
Producer
Writer

1983

 Close Up - Utu

Close Up - Utu

Subject

1982

 Making Utu

Making Utu

Subject

1982

 Goodbye Pork Pie

Goodbye Pork Pie

Director
Producer
Writer

1981

 Loose Enz - The Pumice Land

Loose Enz - The Pumice Land

Actor
Theme Music

1981

 Nutcase

Nutcase

Special Effects

1980

 Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins

Special Effects

1980

 Middle Age Spread

Middle Age Spread

Assistant Director

1979

 A State of Siege

A State of Siege

Assistant Director

1978

 Charlie Horse

Charlie Horse

Sound

1978

 Dagg Day Afternoon

Dagg Day Afternoon

Director
Writer

1977

 Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

Special Effects

1977

 Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

Actor

1977

 Wild Man

Wild Man

Director
Writer
Actor

1977

 Percy the Policeman

Percy the Policeman

Producer
Director
Writer

1976

 Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

Camera Rigs

1974

 The Games Affair

The Games Affair

Special Effects

1974

 The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

Special Effects

1974

 The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

Special Effects

1974

 The Longest Winter - Early Days

The Longest Winter - Early Days

Actor

1974

 Uenuku

Uenuku

Director

1974

 Dance All around the World

Dance All around the World

Producer

1971

 Pukemanu

Pukemanu

Actor

1971 - 1972

 Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

Actor

1971

 Survey

Survey

Director

1970 - 1972

 Tank Busters

Tank Busters

Director
Actor

1969

 Hurry Hurry Faster Faster

Hurry Hurry Faster Faster

Writer
Director
Actor

1965


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Awards

2014 Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Film

2013 Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (The Moas)
Lifetime Achievement Award

2013 Arts Foundation
Arts Icon

1987 New Zealand Listener Gofta Awards
Best Director - Film: for The Quiet Earth
Best Film: The Quiet Earth

1986 Madrid Film Festival
Best Director: for The Quiet Earth

1986 Fantafestival (Italy)
Best Director: for The Quiet Earth

1986 Fantasporto Film Festival (Portugal)
Nominated for Best Film: Utu

1983 Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection (out of competition): Utu