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  1. Part one of five from this full length documentary.

  2. Part two of five from this full length documentary.

  3. Part three of five from this full length documentary.

  4. Part four of five from this full length documentary.

  5. Part five of five from this full length documentary.

  6. The credits from this documentary.

Synopsis

John O'Shea was godfather to generations of Kiwi filmmakers; he was an inspirational force committed to bringing new perspectives to the screen. "Had he been a Māori, he would have been a kaumatua years ago" - Wi Kuki Kaa. This documentary backgrounds O'Shea and his pioneering indie production company Pacific Films, ranging from his efforts to put Māori on screen, to banned 60s ads. The cast provides proof positive of O'Shea's influence - amongst the ex-Pacific staff interviewed are Barry Barclay, Tony Williams, Gaylene Preston, and Michael Seresin.

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Comments (2)

 paul o'shea

paul o'shea

brilliant story, great piece of kiwi-ana.

 Darren Schroeder

Darren Schroeder | website

Looking forward to sitting down and watching this later in the day! Thanks NZonscreen!

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Quotes

John was never a rip-off merchant. I don't know anyone who's made less money out of films than John. It never went in his pocket - it always went on the screen.