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Costa Botes

Director

Costa Botes has had a long independent career as a director of drama (Stalin’s Sickle, Saving Grace ), a run of feature-length documentaries (Angie, Candyman, The Last Dogs of Winter) and at least one film that is very difficult to classify (Forgotten Silver). Botes also spent many years as a film critic, with a reputation for an acerbic wit.

Nothing could be more surprising than the controversy that erupted ... Despite all the (we thought) obvious clues we planted ... a large proportion of the audience swallowed the whole thing. Costa Botes on Forgotten Silver

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When the Cows Come Home

2022, Director, Producer, Cinematographer - Film

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Angie

2018, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer - Film

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Team Tibet - Home Away from Home

2017, Camera, Sound Recordist - Film

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The World in Your Window

2017, Writer, Executive Producer - Short Film

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Act of Kindness

2015, Co-Director, Editor - Film

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The Deadly Ponies Gang

2013, Editor, Story Editor - Film

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Antarctica: A Year on Ice

2013, Consulting Producer - Film

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Daytime Tiger

2011, Director, Camera, Editor, Producer, Sound Recordist - Film

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Day Trip

2010, Producer, Writer - Short Film

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Poppy

2009, Original Story - Short Film

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Lost in Wonderland

2009, Producer, Editor, HD Camera - Film

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Struggle No More

2006, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Camera Operator, Sound Recordist, Producer - Film

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Behind the Bull

2000, Director, Producer, Subject - Short Film

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The Tribe

1999 - 2003, Director - Television

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Saving Grace

1997, Director - Film

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Forgotten Silver

1995, Co-Director, Writer, Subject - Television

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Godzone Sheep

1995, Subject - Television

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The Edge - The Birth of Weta

1994, Director - Television

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The Edge

1993 - 1994, Director - Television

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Valley of the Stereos

1992, Writer, Story - Short Film

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Bad Taste

1988, As: Victim of Morris Minor - Film

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Catching the Tide - Sam Hunt's Cook Strait

1988, Director, Producer, Script Editor - Film

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Stalin's Sickle

1986, Director, Writer, Producer - Short Film

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About Face - The Lamb of God

1985, Director - Television