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Rudall Hayward

Film Pioneer

 Rudall Hayward

 Rudall Hayward
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Rudall Hayward

Legendary filmmaker Rudall Hayward directed seven features over five decades - decades in which the concept of Kiwi movie-making was still an oxymoron, or meant a foreigner was behind the camera. Inspired by NZ’s cross-cultural history, Hayward remade his own Rewi’s Last Stand in 1940. Later he married Rewi’s star Ramai Te Miha, beginning a filmmaking partnership that lasted until Rudall’s death in May 1974.

In New Zealand, it suddenly occurred to me, was material for film plays just as exciting and dramatic and colourful as any Hollywood western. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Matenga - Māori Choreographer

Matenga - Māori Choreographer

Co-Producer

1974

 The Doll's House

The Doll's House

Director

1973

 Survey: The Town that Lost a Miracle

Survey: The Town that Lost a Miracle

Subject

1972

 The Young Albanians

The Young Albanians

Co-Director
Actor

1972

 To Love a Māori

To Love a Māori

Co-Writer
Co-Producer
Co-Director

1972

 Compass, First Five Years of Television

Compass, First Five Years of Television

Subject

1966

 The Arts of Māori Children

The Arts of Māori Children

Camera
Director

1962

 Song of the Wanganui

Song of the Wanganui

Director
Camera

1961

 Eel History was a Mystery

Eel History was a Mystery

Camera
Director

1960

 Wonders of China

Wonders of China

Director
Camera

1958

 Inside Red China

Inside Red China

Director
Camera

1957

 Opo: The Amazing Dolphin of Opononi

Opo: The Amazing Dolphin of Opononi

Director
Camera

1955

 The Goodwin Sands

The Goodwin Sands

Director
Camera

1948

 Weekly Review No. 195 - New Zealand Celebrates VE Day

Weekly Review No. 195 - New Zealand Celebrates VE Day

Camera

1945

 Rewi's Last Stand

Rewi's Last Stand

Camera
Editor
Writer
Director

1940

 On the Friendly Road

On the Friendly Road

Writer
Editor
Camera

1936

 Hamilton Talks

Hamilton Talks

Director
Producer

1934

 A Daughter of Dunedin

A Daughter of Dunedin

Director

1928

 Hamilton's Hectic Husbands

Hamilton's Hectic Husbands

Director

1928

 The Bush Cinderella

The Bush Cinderella

Director
Producer
Writer

1928

 Tilly of Te Aroha

Tilly of Te Aroha

Director

1928

 The Te Kooti Trail

The Te Kooti Trail

Director
Producer
Writer
Camera

1927

 Rewi's Last Stand (Silent Version)

Rewi's Last Stand (Silent Version)

Writer
Director

1925

 My Lady of the Cave

My Lady of the Cave

Director
Producer
Writer

1922

 The Bloke from Freeman's Bay

The Bloke from Freeman's Bay

Director

1921


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

1974 Member of the British Empire

1971 Feltex Awards

For Rewi's Last Stand