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Grahame McLean: From props to producing...

Grahame McLean: From props to producing...

Interviews - 2010

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Producer Grahame McLean was one of the pioneers of the New Zealand feature film industry. In his long career, he was worked in many roles - props manager, assistant director, production manager, line producer, director, scriptwriter and producer. His first job in the screen industry was on the early 70s independent TV drama The Games Affair, and he went on to produce films including Sons for the Return Home, A Woman of Good Character, and Should I be Good? The special guest interviewer is McLean's industry colleague John Barnett.

In this ScreenTalk, McLean talks about:

  • His first screen industry job as line producer on The Games Affair
  • Working as props manager on TV drama Hunter’s Gold, shot near where he now lives in Queenstown
  • How Roger Donaldson’s Sleeping Dogs kickstarted the NZ feature film industry
  • The delights of shooting Sons for the Return Home in Samoa
  • Working with director David Blyth on A Woman of Good Character
  • Worzel Gummidge Downunder and working with a young Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson

This video was first uploaded on 31 August 2010, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview - John Barnett. Camera - Pat Cox. Editing - Alex Backhouse