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Maurice Shadbolt

Writer, Director

 Maurice Shadbolt

 Maurice Shadbolt
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Maurice Shadbolt

Although best known as a writer, Maurice Shadbolt also did time as a filmmaker. In his 20s he made a number of films at the National Film Unit, as part of a career that encompassed fiction, journalism, theatre and two volumes of autobiography. His classic Gallipoli play Once on Chunuk Bair was made into a feature film in 1992.

[B]etween one day and the next [I] determined that I was competent to direct films. I dusted off forgotten projects, found cameramen willing to work, and did. No one seemed to object; or even notice. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Mercury Lane - Maurice Shadbolt

Mercury Lane - Maurice Shadbolt

Subject

2001

 Chunuk Bair

Chunuk Bair

Original Author

1991

 Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story

Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story

Writer

1984

 John A. Lee

John A. Lee

Subject

1984

 Among the Cinders

Among the Cinders

Actor
Original Author

1983

 Gallery - Albert Wendt

Gallery - Albert Wendt

Subject

1973

 Down by the Cool Sea

Down by the Cool Sea

Writer

1966

 Pictorial Parade No. 47

Pictorial Parade No. 47

Director
Editor
Writer

1956

 Pictorial Parade No. 55

Pictorial Parade No. 55

Writer
Editor
Director

1956

 Pictorial Parade No. 56

Pictorial Parade No. 56

Editor
Writer

1956

 Pictorial Parade No. 33 - Ohakea Looks Up! NZ’s Air Force Day Display

Pictorial Parade No. 33 - Ohakea Looks Up! NZ’s Air Force Day Display

Editor
Writer

1955

 Pictorial Parade No. 34 - Alpine Gliding - Holiday on Air

Pictorial Parade No. 34 - Alpine Gliding - Holiday on Air

Editor
Writer

1955

 Pictorial Parade No. 36 -  Ardmore Teachers’ Training College

Pictorial Parade No. 36 - Ardmore Teachers’ Training College

Director
Editor
Writer

1955

 Pictorial Parade No. 38

Pictorial Parade No. 38

Director
Editor
Writer

1955

 Pictorial Parade No. 41

Pictorial Parade No. 41

Director
Writer
Editor

1955

 Pictorial Parade No. 44 - Spring Round-Up

Pictorial Parade No. 44 - Spring Round-Up

Director
Editor
Writer

1955

 Safety in the Mountains

Safety in the Mountains

Editor
Writer
Director

1955 - 1956

 Pictorial Parade No. 30 -  The Dry Season is Dangerous

Pictorial Parade No. 30 - The Dry Season is Dangerous

Director
Editor
Writer

1954

 The Navy and the Royal Tour

The Navy and the Royal Tour

Editor
Writer

1954


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

1990 New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal
For Services to New Zealand 

1989 CBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire
For Services to Literature