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Craig Gainsborough


Craig Gainsborough is an Auckland-based producer with a passion for social impact and sustainability. After training originally as a geologist, Gainsborough began accruing producing credits in the early 2010s on everything from music videos and short films, to commercials and documentaries. Many of his projects have been award-winning, including rite-of-passage short Thicket, 48Hours film festival national runner-up Tide, and LBGTQI+ feature/series Rūrangi; the latter won an International Emmy. He also chairs the organisation Greenlit, which champions sustainable production practices in the New Zealand screen industry.   

Innovation, integrity, collaboration and bravery are the core principles of Gainsborough Films. A production must push the boundaries of creativity, reflect challenging themes, be technically daunting, and be on the fence of cutting edge technology (or some combination of the above… with story and audience first of course!) Craig Gainsborough