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Jeremy Wells: A driving interview...

Jeremy Wells: A driving interview...

Interviews - 2010

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Jeremy Wells made his broadcasting debut on student radio station 95bFM, reading the news on Mikey Havoc’s breakfast show. The pair teamed up again for Havoc, a talk and music show on the fledgling MTV, before hosting travelogue/social commentary shows Havoc and Newsboy's Sell-Out Tour, and Havoc's Luxury Suites and Conference Facility on TVNZ. Wells then worked with producer/director Paul Casserly to produce seven seasons of the media satire show Eating Media Lunch, which won Best Comedy Programme at the Qantas Film and Television Awards in 2008. He also presented the satirical series The Unauthorised History Of New Zealand in 2005, and an episode of Intrepid Journeys in 2007.

In this ScreenTalk, Wells talks about:

  • Being sent to boarding school for possessing marijuana
  • Being expelled from boarding school for possessing marijuana
  • Starting out as a newsreader on 95bFM
  • The fun he had working on the Havoc shows
  • The ideas behind The Unauthorised History of New Zealand
  • The challenges of making seven seasons of Eating Media Lunch
  • His experiences in Libya on Intrepid Journeys
  • How the Birdland series came about and observations on the birding community
  • His career path
  • TVNZ

This video was first uploaded on 1 February 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 – James Coleman