Chris Thomson

Director, Producer

While still in his 20s Chris Thomson was given command of a number of landmark New Zealand TV dramas, including genre-hopping colonial tale The Killing of Kane and The Alpha Plan (1969), Aotearoa’s first dramatic TV series. After time working for the BBC, he moved to Australia and began a busy career as a director, including credits on high profile mini-series 1915 and Waterfront. Thomson died on 1 July 2015. 

It's as historically accurate as humanly possible, and all the characters except the very minor ones were real persons. During filming we kept running into descendants of all the characters. Chris Thomson on The Killing of Kane, in the Listener, 3 May 1971