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Sam Pillsbury

Sam Pillsbury's The Scarecrow was the first Kiwi movie to win invitation to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The part-Kiwi, part-American filmmaker has also worked in documentary - including helming the controversial Birth with Dr. R.D. Laing - and made a run of feature films and television movies.

Big money and big talk don’t make good films. Wit, style, dedication, passion, commitment and conviction make good films... 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Endless Bummer

Endless Bummer

Producer
Director

2008

 Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

Writer
Director

2003

 Crooked Earth

Crooked Earth

Director

2001

 Numero Bruno

Numero Bruno

Subject

2000

 Free Willy 3: The Rescue

Free Willy 3: The Rescue

Director

1997

 Eerie, Indiana

Eerie, Indiana

Director

1991

 Starlight Hotel

Starlight Hotel

Director

1987

 The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

Writer
Producer

1986

 Goodbye Pork Pie

Goodbye Pork Pie

Asst. Director

1981

 The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

Director
Associate Producer
Writer

1981

 The Greatest Run on Earth

The Greatest Run on Earth

Writer
Producer
Director

1980

 A Family of Ours

A Family of Ours

Writer
Producer
Director

1978

 Against the Lights

Against the Lights

Writer
Producer
Director

1978

 Barry Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Barry Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Director

1977

 Birth with Dr. R.D. Laing

Birth with Dr. R.D. Laing

Director

1977

 Jailbird

Jailbird

Director

1977

 Mostly by Accident

Mostly by Accident

Director

1977

 Mum'll Be  Home in the Morning, Dear

Mum'll Be Home in the Morning, Dear

Director

1977

 The Big Smoke

The Big Smoke

Director

1977

 Men and Supermen

Men and Supermen

Director
Writer
Editor

1975

 Games 74

Games 74

Director

1974

 Marae

Marae

Writer
Producer
Director

1974

 Ralph Hotere

Ralph Hotere

Editor
Writer
Director

1974

 Wahine Day

Wahine Day

Editor
Writer
Director

1973

 Gone up North for a While

Gone up North for a While

Asst. Director
Editor

1972

 Switched On

Switched On

Editor
Director
Writer

1970


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 Sam Pillsbury - Quiet and Crooked Earth

Sam Pillsbury is a self-described American-Kiwi who has made films in both New Zealand and the US. He began his prolific career at the National Film...

Awards

2001 American Film Institute Fest
Nominated for Grand Jury Prize: for Crooked Earth

1987 NZ Film and TV Awards

Best Adapted Screenplay: for The Quiet Earth (shared with Bill Baer & Bruno Lawrence)

1982 Mystfest (Italy)
Best Ensemble Acting: for The Scarecrow
Nominated for best film

1978 Feltex Awards
Best Documentary: Birth with Dr. R.D. Laing

1978 Melbourne Film Festival
Best TV Film: Birth with Dr. R.D. Laing