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Oscar Kightley

Actor, Writer

 Oscar Kightley

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Oscar Kightley

PI Kiwi Oscar Kightley is a critically-acclaimed writer, actor, and TV presenter. After co-creating The Naked Samoans, he worked with the comedy troupe on five seasons of hit series bro’Town, NZ's first animated show to play in prime-time. Kightley has also worked with the Samoans as a co-writer and actor in hit feature Sione’s Wedding and its 2012 sequel. In 2013 he took on a serious role, starring as a detective in TV series Harry.

A revolutionary who has changed the complexion of local popular culture [...]. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Harry

Harry

Actor
Writer

2013

 Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

Writer
Associate Producer
Actor

2012

 Super City

Super City

Director

2013

 RadiRadiRah

RadiRadiRah

Actor

2010

 Questions for Mr Reynolds

Questions for Mr Reynolds

Subject

2007

 Walk Right Up

Walk Right Up

Director

2007

 Made In Taiwan

Made In Taiwan

Presenter

2006

 Dawn Raids

Dawn Raids

Subject

2005

 Sione's Wedding

Sione's Wedding

Actor
Writer

2005

 Snatch our Booty

Snatch our Booty

Presenter

2005

 bro'Town - Honky the Wonder Horse

bro'Town - Honky the Wonder Horse

Actor
Writer

2005

 bro'Town - Morningside Story

bro'Town - Morningside Story

Writer
Actor

2005

 Children of the Migration

Children of the Migration

Subject

2004

 bro'Town

bro'Town

Actor
Writer

2004 - 2009

 bro'Town - Get Rucked

bro'Town - Get Rucked

Writer
Actor

2004

 bro'Town - The Weakest Link

bro'Town - The Weakest Link

Writer
Actor

2004

 House Obsessed

House Obsessed

Narrator

2003

 Sportzah

Sportzah

Presenter

2003 - 2004

 The Living Room - Series One, Episode Eight

The Living Room - Series One, Episode Eight

Subject

2002

 Offside

Offside

Presenter

2001

 Otara Market

Otara Market

Presenter

2001

 Tagata Pasifika - The Naked Samoans

Tagata Pasifika - The Naked Samoans

Actor

2001

 The Panel

The Panel

Subject

2001 - 2002

 Newsflash

Newsflash

Writer

1998

 The Big Chair

The Big Chair

Presenter

2000, 2001

 Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

Writer
Actor

1997

 Telly Laughs

Telly Laughs

Actor
Writer

1996

 Skitz

Skitz

Actor
Writer

1993 - 1997

 Shortland Street

Shortland Street

Writer

1992 - 93

 Life in the Fridge

Life in the Fridge

Presenter

1990


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Awards

2009 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Television and Theatre

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script, Drama/Comedy Programme (with Mario Gaoa, David Fane, Shimpal Leslisi and Elizabeth Mitchell):for Bro'Town

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Comedy Script - Television: for bro'Town, 'Touched by a Teacher' episode (shared with Dave Fane, Mario Gaoa, Shimpal Lelisi & Elizabeth Mitchell)
Nominated for Best Screenplay - Film (with James Griffin): for Sione's Wedding

2005 New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Script - Comedy: for Bro'Town, episode 6