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Toby Mills

Director [Ngāti Raukawa/Ngaiterangi]

 Toby Mills

 Toby Mills
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Toby Mills

Toby Mills began as an actor (eg. short films Mananui and The Find). After managing theatre company Te Rakau Hua o te Wa o Tapu, he took up directing, and in 2000 was awarded for series Nga Morehu, which profiled Māori elders. Mills works often with his partner Moana Maniapoto; together they have won awards for docos on Syd Jackson and carver Pakaariki Harrison. Mills also helmed te reo short Te Po Uriuri.

Our passion is to film our people telling their own stories, and to capture it with integrity. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Te Hono Ki Aotearoa

Te Hono Ki Aotearoa

Camera

2012

 The Russians are Coming

The Russians are Coming

Writer
Director

2011

 The Bridge Builder

The Bridge Builder

Director
Producer

2009

 The Island

The Island

Director

2008

 Black Grace - From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow

Black Grace - From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow

Director
Associate Producer
Camera

2005

 Guarding the Family Silver

Guarding the Family Silver

Director
Producer
Sound
Editor
Camera

2005

 Journey of Discovery

Journey of Discovery

Director

2005

 Driven

Driven

Director
Producer

2003

 Syd Jackson: Life and Times of a Fully Fledged Activist

Syd Jackson: Life and Times of a Fully Fledged Activist

Director
Producer

2003

 The Family

The Family

Director
Associate Producer

2003

 He Tohunga Whakairo

He Tohunga Whakairo

Director
Producer
Researcher

2002

 Ngā Reo

Ngā Reo

Producer

2001 - 2004

 Te Po Uriuri (The Enveloping Night)

Te Po Uriuri (The Enveloping Night)

Writer
Producer
Director

2001

 Ngā Morehu

Ngā Morehu

Director

2000 - 2002

 Ngā Morehu - End of An Era (episode one)

Ngā Morehu - End of An Era (episode one)

Director of Production
Producer
Director

2000

 An Inside Story

An Inside Story

Director

1998

 Te Mana o Te Poe / The Power of the Pearl

Te Mana o Te Poe / The Power of the Pearl

Presenter

1998

 The Find

The Find

Actor

1998

 Duggan: Death in Paradise

Duggan: Death in Paradise

Actor

1997

 Taonga Puoro -  A Story of Sound

Taonga Puoro - A Story of Sound

Director
Producer
Camera

1996

 Dogg Eat Dogg

Dogg Eat Dogg

Director

1995

 Mananui

Mananui

Actor

1995

 Te Pito o Te Henua

Te Pito o Te Henua

Actor

1993

 Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Actor

1989


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

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Documentary - TV (with Aileen O'Sullivan): for Black's Grace - From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow

2003 New Zealand Television Awards
Best Māori Programme (shared with Moana Maniapoto): for Syd Jackson – Life and Times a a Māori Activist

2002 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards
Best Māori Language Programme: for He Tohunga Whakairo

2000 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards
Best Māori Programme: for Nga Morehu - End of an Era