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Chris Hampson: The producer as negotiator...

Interview – 2011

Drama producer Chris Hampson has worked in film and television for around 30 years. During that time, he has seen many commissioners, programmers, policies and Governments come and go, while negotiating the sometimes treacherous landscape of TV and film production, along the way delivering films and TV shows such as Illustrious Energy, Marlin Bay, Doves of War and Kaitangata Twitch.

In this ScreenTalk interview, Hampson talks about:

  • How he started out in television
  • Some of the processes involved in making Footrot Flats: The Dog’s (Tail) Tale
  • The joys and challenges of making feature film Illustrious Energy
  • Details of the creation of South Pacific Pictures, and making Marlin Bay
  • Camera techniques used on Cover Story
  • An insight into the way Street Legal was shot
  • The guerilla tactics used to shoot some of Doves of War
  • The story behind the rise and fall of Orange Roughies
  • How feature film Under the Mountain came about
  • Behind-the-scenes details on the making of Kaitangata Twitch

This video was first uploaded on 12 April 2011, 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