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John Barnett

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John Barnett

Since the 1970s John Barnett has brought a host of uniquely Kiwi stories to local and international screens, from Fred Dagg and Footrot Flats, to Whale Rider, Sione's Wedding and Outrageous Fortune. As boss of production company South Pacific Pictures since 1993, Barnett has been a driving force behind some of our landmark television dramas and feature films.

It took a while because not everybody could see that it was going to have a wide appeal — some people told me it would be very limited but I never had any doubt. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 That was New Zealand

That was New Zealand

Subject

2014

 White Lies

White Lies

Producer

2013

 Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

Producer

2012

 My Wedding and Other Secrets

My Wedding and Other Secrets

Producer

2011

 The Almighty Johnsons

The Almighty Johnsons

Executive Producer

2011 - 2013

 50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

Subject

2010

 Stolen: The Baby Kahu Story

Stolen: The Baby Kahu Story

Executive Producer

2010

 We're Here to Help

We're Here to Help

Producer

2007

 Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Executive Producer

2005 - 2010

 Outrageous Fortune - Episode One

Outrageous Fortune - Episode One

Executive Producer

2005

 Sione's Wedding

Sione's Wedding

Producer

2005

 Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

Subject

2003

 Being Eve - Being Upstaged

Being Eve - Being Upstaged

Executive Producer

2002

 Whale Rider

Whale Rider

Producer

2002

 Being Eve

Being Eve

Executive Producer

2001 - 2002

 Being Eve - Being a Couple

Being Eve - Being a Couple

Executive Producer

2001

 Mataku

Mataku

Executive Producer

2001 - 2005

 Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

Executive Producer

2001

 Mercy Peak

Mercy Peak

Executive Producer

2001 - 2003

 Mercy Peak - What She Least Expected

Mercy Peak - What She Least Expected

Executive Producer

2001

 Jubilee

Jubilee

Executive Producer

2000

 Lawless: Beyond Justice

Lawless: Beyond Justice

Executive Producer

2000

 Lawless: Dead Evidence

Lawless: Dead Evidence

Executive Producer

2000

 Jackson's Wharf

Jackson's Wharf

Executive Producer

1999 - 2000

 Jackson's Wharf - Episode One

Jackson's Wharf - Episode One

Executive Producer

1999

 Lawless

Lawless

Executive Producer

1999

 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

Executive Producer

1999

 Double Booking

Double Booking

Executive Producer

1998

 City Life

City Life

Executive Producer

1996 - 1998

 City Life - Episode One

City Life - Episode One

Executive Producer

1996

 Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

Executive Producer

1994

 Marlin Bay

Marlin Bay

Executive Producer

1992 - 1994

 Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

Executive Producer

1992 - 2007

 Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, The Past Decade

Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, The Past Decade

Subject

1987

 Footrot Flats

Footrot Flats

Producer

1986

 Iris

Iris

Producer

1984

 Wild Horses

Wild Horses

Producer

1984

 Race for the Yankee Zephyr

Race for the Yankee Zephyr

Producer

1981

 Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Producer

1980

 Nutcase

Nutcase

Producer

1980

 Middle Age Spread

Middle Age Spread

Producer

1979

 Three New Zealanders: Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Three New Zealanders: Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Producer

1978

 Dagg Day Afternoon

Dagg Day Afternoon

Producer

1977

 Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

Producer

1977

 Wild Man

Wild Man

Executive Producer

1977

 Three New Zealanders

Three New Zealanders

Producer

1975

 Three New Zealanders: Janet Frame

Three New Zealanders: Janet Frame

Producer

1975

 The Games Affair

The Games Affair

Associate Producer

1974

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

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

Associate Producer

1974


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Awards

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Picture (shared with Chloe Smith): for Sione's Wedding

2003 Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to the Film Industry

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Film (shared with Tim Sanders): for Whale Rider

2003 BAFTA Awards
Children's Section - Best Feature Film (shared with Niki Caro, Tim Sanders and Frank Hubner): for Whale Rider

2003 Australian Film Institute Awards
Best Foreign Film (shared with Tim Sanders and Frank Hubner): for Whale Rider

2002 SPADA/Onfilm Industry Champion Award
For being an "indefatigable member of the industry, its culture and its politics'