2013 Dreamspeakers Film Festival (Canada)
Best Feature Film: Matariki

2011 International Festival of Independent Film (Belgium)
Best Director - International: for Matariki
Nominated for Best International Film: Matariki

2011 Wairoa Film Festival (New Zealand)
Best Feature Film: Matariki

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Information Programme:  Whare Māori, episode one
Nominated for Best Director - Factual Television (with Karen Mackenzie): for Whare Maori
Nominated for Outstanding Feature Film Debut: for Matariki

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Drama/Comedy Programme: for Kaitangata Twitch

2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Drama/Comedy: for Outrageous Fortune, series two, episode seven

2006 Qantas Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Non-Factual: for Taonga

2001 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Screenplay - Short Film: for Cow

2000 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Feature Screenplay: Jubilee

1997 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Screenplay - Television (shared with Ken Duncum): Cover Story, episode seven

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script, Drama/Comedy - Television (with Dave Armstrong, Warren Friend, Kerry Jimson, Donna Malane and Danny Mulheron): for Skitz