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Catherine Madigan


Veteran line producer Catherine Madigan has worked on locations ranging from the Southern Alps to Cambodia and Bougainville. Aside from varied movies for globetrotting producer Lloyd Phillips, she has produced documentaries on Georgina Beyer, Helen Clark, Allen Curnow, Sweetwaters, and dozens of commercials. Her Sri Lankan-set post-tsunami documentary Turning the Tide opened the 2006 DOCNZ Festival. 

Directors often have a clear view of what they want to film. But when we walk into a community to tell their story, a lot of dialogue is needed with the local people so everyone’s needs are met. That’s something I like, having to be culturally sensitive. I need those challenges rather than a studio setting. Catherine Madigan, on the challenges of filming Mr Pip in Bougainville, March 2014 Howick and Pakuranga Times interview