2018 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Film and Television 

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Short Film: Ebony Society

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Feature Film: Boy

2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Children's Feature Film (with Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael and Merata Mita): Boy

2010 SPADA Screen Industry Awards (NZ Screen Production and Development Association)
Independent Producer of the Year (shared with Cliff Curtis)

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Picture - Budget over $1 Million (with Cliff Curtis and Taika Waititi): Eagle vs Shark

2006 Flickerfest (Australia)
Coopers Award for Best Film: Tama Tū

2005 Berlin Film Festival
Special Jury Prize, Honourable Mention - Panorama Section: Tama Tū

2005 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film (with Taika Waititi): Two Cars, One Night

2005 Sundance Film Festival (United States)
Honourable Mention in Short Film Making: Tama Tū

2005 Melbourne International Film Festival
Best Fiction Short Film: Tama Tū

2005 Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden)
First Prize - Short Film Competition: Tama Tū

2005 St Tropez Film Festival (France)
Honourable Jury Mention: Tama Tū

2005 Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (United States)
Best Live Action Short: Tama Tū

2005 VC LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (United States)
Linda Mabalot New Director's/New Visions Award: Tama Tū

2005 Aspen Shortsfest (United States)
Special Jury Prize: Tama Tū

2005 Indianapolis International Film Festival (United States)
Grand Jury Prize for Best Short (tied with Solo un Cargador): Tama Tū

2004 National Geographic All Roads Festival (United States)
Second Place Audience Awards: Tama Tū

 

 

 

 

 

2004 Berlin Film Festival
Best Short Film – Panorama Section: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Aspen Film Festival
Best Drama: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Oberhausen Film Festival
Prize of the Cinema Jury: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Newport Film Festival
Jury Prize: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Hamburg Short Film Festival
Best Short Film: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Seattle Film Festival
Best Short Film: Two Cars, One Night

2004 Melbourne International Film Festival
Best Live Action Short Film: Two Cars, One Night

2004 National Geographic's All Roads Festival
Audience Award: Two Cars, One Night

2004 AFI Los Angeles Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize for Best International Short Film: Two Cars, One Night

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Film (with Larry Parr and Grant Lahood): for Kombi Nation
Nominated for Best Short Film: Two Cars, One Night