The Sam Neill Collection

Sam Neill has acted in forgotten Kiwi TV dramas (The City of No) and classic Kiwi movies (Sleeping Dogs, The Piano, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). His career has taken him from the UK (Reilly: Ace of Spies) to Hawaii (Jurassic Park) to dodgy Melbourne nightclubs (Death in Brunswick). As Neill turns 70, this collection celebrates his range, modesty and style — and the fact he was directing films before winning acting fame. In these backgrounders, friends Ian Mune and Roger Donaldson raise a glass to a talented, self-deprecating actor and fan of good music and pinot noir.

Sleeping Dogs

Film, 1977 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Film, 2016 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Cinema of Unease

Film, 1995 (Excerpts)


Sam Neill: On his early directing career and moving into acting...

Interview, 2009

The Piano

Film, 1993 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Harry - This is Personal (First Episode)

Television, 2013 (Full Length Episode)

Architect Athfield

Film, 1977 (Full Length)

The City of No

Television, 1971 (Full Length)

Dean Spanley

Film, 2008 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Red Mole on the Road

Short Film, 1979 (Full Length)

Perfect Strangers

Film, 2003 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Hunt's Duffer

Television, 1973 (Full Length)

Flare - A Ski Trip

Short Film, 1977 (Full Length)

Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

Television, 1975 (Full Length)


Television, 1975 (Full Length)

Under the Mountain

Film, 2009 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

The Water Cycle

Short Film, 1972 (Full Length)

Surf Sail

Short Film, 1978 (Full Length)

Anzac: Tides of Blood

Television, 2015 (Trailer)


Television, 2005 (Trailer)

The Man in the Hat

Film, 2009 (Full Length)

Split Enz - Spellbound

Television, 1993 (Full Length)

Distinctly Grahame Sydney

Television, 2006 (Full Length)

Numero Bruno

Television, 2000 (Full Length)

New Country - New People

Short Film, 1978 (Full Length)

Colin McCahon: I Am

Television, 2004 (Excerpts)

Cowboys of Culture

Television, 1990 (Full Length)


Short Film, 1974 (Full Length)

Four Shorts on Architecture

Short Film, 1975 (Full Length)

Lovely Rita

Television, 2007 (Excerpts)

Rooster Rooster Dragon Rat - Oscar's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac

Television, 2013 (Excerpts)

The Sealhunters

Short Film, 1973 (Full Length)