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

Interview

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

Interview, 2016

Nemesis Game

2003, Head of Production - NZ - Film

Mataku

2001, Line Producer - Television

The Whole of the Moon

1996, Associate Producer - Film

Bonjour Timothy

1995, Production Manager - Film

Deepwater Haven - First Episode

1993, Production Manager - Television

Moonrise (aka Grampire)

1992, Associate Producer - Film

The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Associate Producer - Television

Illustrious Energy

1988, Production Manager - Film

The Grasscutter

1988, Production Manager - Television

Porters

1987, Associate Producer - Television

Porters (Episode Five)

1987, Production Manager - Television

Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, Production Manager - Television

Hanlon

1985, Production Manager - Television

Children of the Dog Star

1984, Production Manager - Television

Children of the Dog Star - Power Stop

1984, Production Manager - Television

Heroes

1984 - 1986, Production Manager - Television

Heroes - First Episode

1984, Production Manager - Television

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

1984, Production Manager - Television

Loose Enz - The Protesters

1982, Production Manager - Television

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

1981, Production Manager - Television

Under the Mountain

1981, Production Manager - Television

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

1980, Production Manager - Television

Sea Urchins

1980 - 82, Production Manager - Television

Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Production Manager - Television

Children of Fire Mountain

1979, Production Manager - Television

Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, Production Manager - Television

Ngaio Marsh Theatre

1978, Production Manager - Television

Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

1978, Production Manager - Television

Gather Your Dreams - Episode Three

1978, Production Manager - Television

Gather Your Dreams

1978, Production Manager - Television

The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, Production Manager - Television

The Mackenzie Affair

1977, Production Manager - Television

Hunter's Gold

1976, Unit Manager - Television

Hunter's Gold - First Episode

1976, Unit Manager - Television