Arwen O’Connor, co-founder of production house Ruckus Media, wanted to get into TV from an early age. After turning her hand to a myriad of behind the scenes roles – runner, caterer and wardrobe assistant – the lightbulb moment came when she was offered a job as production manager on Ice TV. Production has been a perfect fit, as O'Connor carves out a successful career as a factual/documentary producer.

The first work experience I had, I spent the day with a commercials producer, and it was just so exciting because they did 75 different things in the day — and I went ‘Gosh, you’d never get bored doing this!' Arwen O'Connor
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Awa - Born this Way

2017, Producer - Television

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Not My Fate

2017, Producer - Television

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What Next?

2017, Producer - Television

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Mind Over Money with Nigel Latta

2016 - ongoing, Executive Producer, Producer - Television

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The Hard Stuff with Nigel Latta

2016, Producer - Television

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Nigel Blows Stuff Up

2015, Producer - Television

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On Thin Ice - Nigel Latta in Antartica

2015, Producer - Television

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Nigel Latta

2014, Producer - Television

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Surviving Teen Driving

2012, Producer - Television

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Grown Ups

2012, Producer - Television

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After the Quake

2011, Producer - Television

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers

2011, Producer - Television

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The Topp Twins and the APO

2010, Producer - Television

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Serj Tankian: Elect the Dead Symphony

2010, Producer - Television

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12 Hour Non-Stop Gig

2009, Producer - Television

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Gin Wigmore and the Cardinals

2009, Producer - Television

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Rocked the Nation: 100 Pop Culture Moments

2009, Executive Producer, Producer - Television

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Choice Cuts

2008, Executive Producer - Television

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The Crunchie Comedy Gala

2008, Producer

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Cadbury Dream Model Search

2006, Producer - Television

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Dave Dobbyn - One Night in Matatā

2005, Executive Producer - Television

After floods swept through the Bay of Plenty town of Matatā in May 2005, musician Dave Dobbyn decided to drop by and see how the locals were doing. One Night in Matata is built around a free concert which Dobbyn and his band performed during the visit. Also included are conversations with townspeople, about the day heavy rains caused torrents of water and debris to sweep through Matatā. Dobbyn remains upbeat, praising the locals for their kindness and community spirit. Later some of the local children join him on stage for 'Slice of Heaven'. 

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Blood Harmony - The Finn Brothers Live in Concert

2005, Producer - Television

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Politician

2004, Producer - Music video

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Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

2006 - 2011, Producer - Television

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A Bleeding Heart

2003, Producer - Music video

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Comedy Gala

2010, Producer - Television

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Gone

2001, Producer - Music video

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Pepsi Chart

2001 - 2002, Producer - Television

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Most Wanted

2000 - 2002, Producer - Television

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Space

2000 - 2003, Associate Producer - Television