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Interviews - 2014

James Napier Robertson began his career as an actor in teen shows Being Eve and The Tribe. Finding acting unfulfilling, he moved into writing and directing, and formed a production company with Tom Hern. Since then Napier Robertson has directed two features: thriller I’m Not Harry Jenson and the multi award-winning The Dark Horse.

In this ScreenTalk, Napier Robertson talks about:

  • Feeling validated yet unfulfilled as an actor on Being Eve
  • Meeting his future production partner Tom Hern on sci-fi hit The Tribe
  • Possibly taking on too many roles directing his short film Foul Play
  • Underestimating the budget on his first feature film I’m Not Harry Jenson
  • Thinking he’d almost killed one of the actors while on location
  • The responsibility of adapting the true story of The Dark Horse
  • Working with Cliff Curtis and first-time actor Wayne Hapi on the film

This video was first uploaded on 4 August 2014, 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