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Brendan Donovan

Director, Writer

Brendan Donovan’s first short film Here (2001), made during eight years living in the United States, starred Six Million Dollar Man star Lee Majors as an aging hitman. After returning home Donovan pursued dramatic work, helping create a distinctive look for acclaimed ensemble series Insiders Guide to Happiness. He went on to win Qantas Awards for prequel show Insiders Guide to Love and quake drama Aftershock, then directed his first feature, 2010 family drama The Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell. Donovan lectures in drama directing at Auckland University, and continues to helm a range of projects, including commercials and short films.

I would love to do a third series and always will. It's a programme that is dear to my heart. Brendan Donovan on the Insiders Guide series