Rosemary Riddell is an actor turned District Court judge, who also directs films. Riddell began her theatre career in the 70s at Downstage; in 2009, with a directorial CV that encompassed one short film (Cake Tin) and many plays, Riddell took the reigns of her first feature: The Insatiable Moon, featuring Rawiri Paratene as the charismatic resident of a halfway house. The film is based on a novel by her husband Mike.

In both roles I have to make sure people are heard, but also that I’m fair, impartial and keep control. Rosemary Riddell, on being a judge and a film director