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 Tony Williams

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Tony Williams

Tony Williams' contribution to the development of NZ film and television has been huge: his camerawork for John O'Shea's 60s feature-films, the nine ground-breaking documentaries he directed for Pacific Films, and his feature Solo, which helped launch the 70s new wave. After moving to Australia in 1980, Williams continued to wield a lively influence on our culture by directing many legendary commercials.

Television commercials don’t give the satisfaction of personal vision in an auteur movie sense - but there’s more satisfaction in creating cultural icons that the whole country talks about and loves, than a movie that flops and no-one sees. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 A Place Called Robertson

A Place Called Robertson

Director
Camera
Editor

2013

 50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

Subject

2010

 Not Quite Hollywood

Not Quite Hollywood

Subject

2008

 Before the Operations Begin

Before the Operations Begin

Director
Writer
Narrator

1999

 Bugger - Toyota Hilux Commercial

Bugger - Toyota Hilux Commercial

Director

1999

 Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Subject

1993

 SPOT - Telecom Commercials

SPOT - Telecom Commercials

Director

1991 - 1998

 Cowboys of Culture

Cowboys of Culture

Subject

1990

 Next of Kin

Next of Kin

Director
Writer

1982

 Dear John - BASF Commercial

Dear John - BASF Commercial

Producer
Director

1981

 Solo

Solo

Director
Editor
Producer

1977

 Great Crunchie Train Robbery  - Cadbury Crunchie Commercial

Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie Commercial

Director

1975

 Lost in the Garden of the World

Lost in the Garden of the World

Director
Editor

1975

 Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

Camera
Director

1974

 Rolling Through New Zealand with Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

Rolling Through New Zealand with Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

Camera
Editor
Director

1974

 The Hum

The Hum

Director

1974

 Survey: Deciding

Survey: Deciding

Director

1972

 Survey: Take Three Passions

Survey: Take Three Passions

Director
Camera

1972

 Survey: The Unbelievable Glory of the Human Voice

Survey: The Unbelievable Glory of the Human Voice

Director
Writer

1972

 Survey: Getting Together

Survey: Getting Together

Director
Editor

1971

 Survey: The Day We Landed On The Most Perfect Planet In The Universe

Survey: The Day We Landed On The Most Perfect Planet In The Universe

Director
Editor

1971

 Survey

Survey

Editor
Director

1970 - 1972

 Sound the Trumpets Beat the Drums

Sound the Trumpets Beat the Drums

Editor
Camera
Director

1969

 Takis Unlimited

Takis Unlimited

Camera
Editor

1969

 Don't Let it Get You

Don't Let it Get You

Editor
Camera

1966

 Keep Them Waiting

Keep Them Waiting

Director

1963

 The Sound of Seeing

The Sound of Seeing

Director
Editor
Camera

1963

 Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Camera
Director
Editor

1960


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.

 Collections

 The Tony Williams Collection

Awards

1983 Mystfest (Italy)
Special Mention - for Next of Kin

1982 Sitges Fantastic Film Festival - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya (Spain)
Best Film - for Next of Kin

1974 Feltex Television Awards
Best Documentary: for Rally

Feltex Television Awards
Best TV Programme: for Getting Together