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Brian Walden

Production Manager, Producer

Some jobs never make the headlines; in the screen industry, one of those unsung positions is the production manager. After seven years on film sets in Asia, Brian Walden returned home in the mid 70s to production manage the shoots of many classic TV dramas, from Hunter’s Gold to Hanlon. In 1985 he went freelance, keeping a firm hand on shoots involving horses, hospital porters, vampires and underwater aeroplanes.

He was forthright and relentless. Nothing was insurmountable — neither the location, nor the weather … he could bring any production in on time and on budget even if if he had to go and do half the stuff that needed to be done himself. Which was often the case. Director Wayne Tourell on Brian Walden

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Interview

Brian Walden: Making TV drama work behind the scenes...

Interview, 2016

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Nemesis Game

2003, Head of Production - NZ - Film

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Mataku

2001, Line Producer - Television

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Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

2001, Line Producer - Television

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9 Across

1998, Production Consultant, First Assistant Director - Short Film

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The Whole of the Moon

1996, Associate Producer - Film

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Bonjour Timothy

1995, Production Manager - Film

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Deepwater Haven - First Episode

1993, Production Manager - Television

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Moonrise (aka Grampire)

1992, Associate Producer - Film

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Associate Producer - Television

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Illustrious Energy

1988, Production Manager - Film

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The Grasscutter

1988, Production Manager - Television

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Porters

1987, Associate Producer - Television

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Porters (Episode Five)

1987, Production Manager - Television

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Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, Production Manager - Television

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Hanlon

1985, Production Manager - Television

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Children of the Dog Star

1984, Production Manager - Television

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Children of the Dog Star - Power Stop

1984, Production Manager - Television

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Heroes

1984 - 1986, Production Manager - Television

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Heroes - First Episode

1984, Production Manager - Television

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Mortimer's Patch - Nothing Changed (Series Three, Episode Six)

1984, Production Manager - Television

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Loose Enz - The Protesters

1982, Production Manager - Television

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Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below (Episode Four)

1981, Production Manager - Television

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Under the Mountain

1981, Production Manager - Television

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Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, Production Manager - Television

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Sea Urchins

1980 - 82, Production Manager - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Production Manager - Television

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Children of Fire Mountain

1979, Production Manager - Television

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Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, Production Manager - Television

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Ngaio Marsh Theatre

1978, Production Manager - Television

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Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

1978, Production Manager - Television

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Gather Your Dreams - Episode Three

1978, Production Manager - Television

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Gather Your Dreams

1978, Production Manager - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, Production Manager - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair

1977, Production Manager - Television

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Hunter's Gold

1976, Unit Manager - Television

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Hunter's Gold - First Episode

1976, Unit Manager - Television