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Niki Caro

Director

 Niki Caro

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Niki Caro

Niki Caro's near wordless Sure to Rise was nominated for best short film at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Four years later her ambitious debut feature Memory and Desire was selected for Critics Week at Cannes. Caro followed it with Whale Rider, winner of more than 27 awards and one of New Zealand's most successful films abroad.

I feel I’ve never really had to fight to be a feminist or filmmaker [in NZ]. Stories about girls Pai’s age tend to be about sexual awakening. I wanted to tell the story of how Pai awakens to her own strength and power. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 The Vintner's Luck

The Vintner's Luck

Director
Writer

2009

 North Country

North Country

Director

2005

 Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

Subject

2003

 Whale Rider

Whale Rider

Director
Writer

2002

 Being Eve

Being Eve

Writer

2001 - 2002

 Mercy Peak

Mercy Peak

Director

2001 - 2003

 Jackson's Wharf

Jackson's Wharf

Writer
Storyliner
Director

1999 - 2000

 Jackson's Wharf - Episode One

Jackson's Wharf - Episode One

Writer

1999

 Memory and Desire

Memory and Desire

Director
Writer

1998

 Footage

Footage

Director

1996

 Plain Tastes

Plain Tastes

Director
Writer

1995

 Old Bastards

Old Bastards

Writer
Director

1994

 Sure to Rise

Sure to Rise

Director
Writer

1993

 Kia U

Kia U

Director

1992

 The M1nute

The M1nute

Production Manager

1992

 The Summer the Queen Came

The Summer the Queen Came

Director
Writer

1992

 Bad Note For A Heart

Bad Note For A Heart

Director

1990


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Awards

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Film
Best Director: for Whale Rider
Screenplay: for Whale Rider

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Film: for Memory and Desire
Special Jury Prize: for Memory and Desire
Nominated for Best Director and Screenplay Adaptation: for Memory and Desire

1999 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Drama Script (shared with Rachel Lang): for Jackson's Wharf

1998 Cannes Film Festival
Selected for Critics' Week: for Memory and Desire

1996 Venice Film Festival
Official Selection: Footage

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Commerical: for Dr Martens - Yvette Tattos

1994 Cannes Film Festival
Nominated for Palme d'Or for Best Short Film: for Sure to Rise

1994 NZ Film & Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director and Best Writer: for The Summer the Queen Came

1990 NZ Music Awards
Best Video: Bad Note for a Heart