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Chas Toogood: Documenting some of life's great moments...

Interview – 2015

Chas Toogood is an award-winning documentary producer and director whose work has showcased the strength and determination of the human spirit. He began his career as a news journalist and then moved on to a series of high profile documentaries including the Legends of the All Blacks series, Mark Inglis documentary No Mean Feat, and Sir Peter Blake – The Boy From Bayswater. Toogood has gone on to direct episodes of Wild Coasts with Craig Potton and Coast New Zealand.

In this ScreenTalk, Toogood talks about:

  • Working for both radio and TV at NZBC News
  • Being away from home a lot as a reporter on Top Half
  • Having the chance to work with a legendary broadcaster on Holmes
  • Feeling totally responsible for the documentary Twelve Days of Glory
  • How the Paralympics became a major sporting event
  • Being struck by Margaret Thatcher’s strength of presence when directing Paul Holmes interview with her
  • An emotional visit to a war grave filming Legends of the All Blacks
  • How the award-winning doco No Mean Feat was initially rejected
  • Finding an alternative way to tell the story behind Sir Peter Blake  - The Boy From Bayswater
  • Thinking he doesn’t really understand today’s TV audience

This video was first uploaded on 7 April 2015, 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