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Robin Scholes: Producing the goods...

Interview – 2010

Robin Scholes is one of our most prolific feature film producers. Her credits include Once Were WarriorsBroken EnglishRainCrooked Earth, The Tattooist, and Mr Pip. She has also produced hundreds of hours of television, including Magic Kiwis, The Big Art Trip, Heroes, Greenstone, The Chosen and Burying Brian.

In this ScreenTalk, Scholes talks about:

  • The launch of NZ’s first private TV network in the 80s, and what it meant for the production sector
  • How TV drama series Greenstone could have been better
  • Her favourite TV script writer, and why
  • Why the NZ Film Commission initially rejected Once Were Warriors, and how funding was eventually secured
  • Her apprehension following the first private screening of Once Were Warriors
  • How feature film Rain came about
  • Details from initial test screenings of feature film The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

This video was first uploaded on 9 June 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

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