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Rudall Hayward

Film Pioneer

 Rudall Hayward

 Rudall Hayward
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Rudall Hayward

Legendary filmmaker Rudall Hayward, MBE, 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, and launched 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
 The Doll's House

The Doll's House

Co-Director

1974

 Matenga - Māori Choreographer

Matenga - Māori Choreographer

Co-Producer

1973

 Survey: The Town that Lost a Miracle

Survey: The Town that Lost a Miracle

Subject

1972

 The Young Albanians

The Young Albanians

Actor
Co-Director

1972

 To Love a Māori

To Love a Māori

Co-Writer
Co-Producer
Co-Director

1972

 Eel History was a Mystery

Eel History was a Mystery

Camera
Director

1968

 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

1965

 Song of the Wanganui

Song of the Wanganui

Camera
Director

1961

 Inside Red China

Inside Red China

Camera
Director

1958

 Wonders of China

Wonders of China

Camera
Director

1958

 The Amazing Dolphin of Opononi

The Amazing Dolphin of Opononi

Camera
Director

1956

 The Goodwin Sands

The Goodwin Sands

Camera
Director

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

Camera
Editor
Writer

1936

 Hamilton Talks

Hamilton Talks

Producer
Director

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

Writer
Producer
Director

1928

 Tilly of Te Aroha

Tilly of Te Aroha

Director

1928

 The Te Kooti Trail

The Te Kooti Trail

Writer
Producer
Director
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

Writer
Producer
Director

1922

 The Bloke from Freeman's Bay

The Bloke from Freeman's Bay

Director

1921


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Awards

1973 Member of the British Empire

1971 Feltex Awards
Best New Zealand-Produced Programme: Rewi's Last Stand