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Katie Wolfe: Moving from acting to directing...

Interview – 2010

Katie Wolfe made her small screen acting debut in the early 90s. Fresh from drama school she played the daughter of Andy Anderson's character on TV series Marlin BayMany acting roles later, Wolfe moved into directing, including well-travelled short film This is Her and TV movie Nights in the Gardens of Spain.

In this ScreenTalk, Wolfe talks about:

  • Learning from Andy Anderson on resort drama Marlin Bay
  • Being shot on a very tight budget, for movie The Last Tattoo
  • The joy of playing "opinionated, politically-incorrect" reporter Amanda Robins on Cover Story
  • The "bizarre", jigsaw-style experience of making award-winning short film Planet Man
  • Public reaction to her role as a homewrecker in Shortland Street
  • How she juggled a new baby, acting in Mercy Peak and trainee directing on Shortland Street
  • The joys of discovering and expressing her Māori heritage on screen
  • Balancing fairytale imagery and dark humour on award-winning short This is Her
  • Insights into directing short film Redemption
  • Her experiences directing the adaptation of Witi Ihimaera novel Nights in the Gardens of Spain
This video was first uploaded on 22 December 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