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Rachel Lang

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 Rachel Lang

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Rachel Lang

Writer Rachel Lang has helped create a host of New Zealand television dramas, including Outrageous Fortune, the iconic saga of a West Auckland family trying to go straight. Her CV includes the long-running Go Girls, small town dramas Jackson's Wharf and Mercy Peak, plus The Almighty Johnsons, This is Not My Life and The Blue Rose (with most of the shows produced under the South Pacific Pictures stable).

I thought the next time I do something I’m going to make it so that no one will be able to ignore it. I wanted big things to happen. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Open House

Open House

Story Editor

1986 - 1987

 The Marching Girls - Mahara's Story

The Marching Girls - Mahara's Story

Actor

1987

 Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Story Editor

1988 - 1991

 Marlin Bay

Marlin Bay

Story

1992 - 1994

 Shortland Street

Shortland Street

Writer
Executive Producer

1992 - 2000

 Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

Writer
Executive Producer

1992 - 2007

 Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

Writer

1994

 Plainclothes

Plainclothes

Writer

1995

 City Life

City Life

Executive Producer

1996 - 1998

 City Life - Episode One

City Life - Episode One

Executive Producer

1996

 Jackson's Wharf

Jackson's Wharf

Writer
Creator

1999 - 2000

 Jackson's Wharf - Episode One

Jackson's Wharf - Episode One

Writer
Creator

1999

 Lawless

Lawless

Creator
Script Editor

1999

 Lawless: Beyond Justice

Lawless: Beyond Justice

Script Editor

2000

 Mercy Peak

Mercy Peak

Writer
Executive Producer
Creator

2001 - 2003

 Mercy Peak - What She Least Expected

Mercy Peak - What She Least Expected

Executive Producer
Writer
Creator

2001

 Maddigan's Quest

Maddigan's Quest

Head Writer

2005

 Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Writer
Executive Producer
Creator

2005 - 2010

 Outrageous Fortune - Episode One

Outrageous Fortune - Episode One

Executive Producer

2005

 Outrageous Fortune - Christmas Special Telemovie

Outrageous Fortune - Christmas Special Telemovie

Executive Producer

2006

 Honest (UK series)

Honest (UK series)

Creator

2008

 Go Girls

Go Girls

Creator
Writer

2009 - 2013

 This is Not My Life

This is Not My Life

Writer
Creator

2010

 Nothing Trivial

Nothing Trivial

Writer
Script Editor
Creator

2011 - 2014

 The Almighty Johnsons

The Almighty Johnsons

Writer
Creator

2011 - 2013

 The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

Creator
Writer

2013

 Step Dave

Step Dave

Writer

2014


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 Rachel Lang - creating NZers' favourites

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Awards

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Drama/Comedy Programme: for Go Girls

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Script - Drama/Comedy Programme (shared with James Griffin): for Outrageous Fortune

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Script, Drama/Comedy Programme: for Outrageous Fortune

2007 Qantas Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Non-Factual: for Outrageous Fortune

2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Script, Drama - Television: for Outrageous Fortune, episode 16
Nominated for Best Script, Drama - Television: for Maddigan's Quest, episode 5

2006 Qantas Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Non-Factual (with James Griffin): for Outrageous Fortune

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Drama Series or Serial (with James Griffin):for Outrageous Fortune

2005 Qantas Television Awards
Best Script - Non-Factual Programme or Series: for Outrageous Fortune, 'The Cause of this Defect' episode

 

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Television Serial: for Shortland Street