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Ian Mune: Kiwi screen legend...

Interview – 2010

Ian Mune is a multi-talented and award-winning veteran of the New Zealand film and TV industry. He has been involved in a huge range of projects as an actor (Pukemanu, Moynihan, Erebus: The Aftermath, Fallout); writer (Sleeping Dogs, Gloss, Goodbye Pork Pie) and director (The End of the Golden Weather, Came a Hot Friday, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted). Three of the five films Mune has directed have won awards for New Zealand film of the year.

In this ScreenTalk, Mune talks about:

  • Why Pukemanu marked a "revolutionary" change in New Zealand television drama
  • How Sleeping Dogs only got made because of Roger Donaldson’s determination
  • American actor Warren Oates sneaking a script into shot in the film
  • Tackling the script for Geoff Murphy’s Goodbye Pork Pie
  • How the film led to car thefts up and down the country
  • The joy of directing his first feature Came a Hot Friday
  • How designer Ron Highfield took advantage of Mune’s colour blindness
  • Disappointing audience expectations in directing What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
  • Finding it ‘hell on wheels’ when others direct his scripts
  • Suspecting that Came a Hot Friday will be seen as his best film
  • Still wanting to have fun in the film industry after a long and distinguished career
This video was first uploaded on 5 October 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, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside