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Lee Tamahori

Director [Ngāti Porou]

 Lee Tamahori

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Lee Tamahori

Lee Tamahori worked his way up the filmmaking ranks, before debuting as a feature director with 1994's Once Were Warriors. This portrait of a Māori family in turmoil became the most successful movie in Kiwi history, and was seen around the world. Since then Tamahori has worked mainly in Hollywood, where he has directed everything from episodes of The Sopranos to James Bond blockbuster Die Another Day.

It didn't change the nature of the society, but I said from the get-go, 'If one woman gets out of an abusive relationship because of this picture, I'll be a happy man.'  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Once Were Warriors - Where are They Now

Once Were Warriors - Where are They Now

Subject

2014

 The Patriarch

The Patriarch

Director

2014

 Utu Redux

Utu Redux

First Assistant Director

2013

 The Devil's Double

The Devil's Double

Director

2011

 Next

Next

Director

2007

 XXX 2: The Next Level

XXX 2: The Next Level

Director

2005

 Die Another Day

Die Another Day

Director

2002

 Along Came A Spider

Along Came A Spider

Director

2001

 The Sopranos

The Sopranos

Director

2000

 The Edge (American film)

The Edge (American film)

Director

1997

 Mulholland Falls

Mulholland Falls

Director

1996

 Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

Director

1994

 1990 Commonwealth Games promo - Join Together

1990 Commonwealth Games promo - Join Together

Director

1990

 E Tipu E Rea - Thunderbox

E Tipu E Rea - Thunderbox

Director

1989

 The Power of Music (Te Kaha o Te Waiata)

The Power of Music (Te Kaha o Te Waiata)

Director

1988

 Sensitive to a Smile

Sensitive to a Smile

Director

1987

 Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere

First Assistant Director

1986

 The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

First Assistant Director

1985

 The Ray Bradbury Theatre

The Ray Bradbury Theatre

Director

1990 - 1992

 Came a Hot Friday

Came a Hot Friday

First Assistant Director

1984

 The Silent One

The Silent One

First Assistant Director

1984

 Among the Cinders

Among the Cinders

First Assistant Director

1983

 Savage Islands

Savage Islands

First Assistant Director

1983

 Utu

Utu

First Assistant Director

1983

 Battletruck

Battletruck

Boom Operator

1982

 Making Utu

Making Utu

Subject

1982

 Goodbye Pork Pie

Goodbye Pork Pie

Boom Operator

1981

 Middle Age Spread

Middle Age Spread

Sound

1979

 Two Rivers Meet / Te Tutakinga O Nga Awa E Rua

Two Rivers Meet / Te Tutakinga O Nga Awa E Rua

Camera Assistant

1979

 Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Boom Operator

1978

 The Governor

The Governor

Boom Operator

1977

 The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

Boom Operator

1977


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Awards

1994 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Film
Director: for Once Were Warriors
Best Commerical: for The Importance of the Team

1994 Montreal Film Festival
Best Film: Once Were Warriors

1994 Venice Film Festival
Anicaflash Prize: for Once Were Warriors

1990 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Commercial(shared with separate entrant Grant Marshall): for Commonwealth Games commercial