The prolific Dale Bradley has produced and directed feature films on both sides of the Tasman. After setting up company Daybreak Pictures with his brother Grant, and directing his first feature, Gallipoli tale Chunuk Bair, Dale Bradley developed and directed movies in New Zealand and then Australia. In 2013 the Bradleys established NZ/UK-based company Aristos Films.

I think it’s fair to say both males and females at the first very rough-cut screening had tears in their eyes on several occasions. The film was doing what it's supposed to do. Grant Bradley, on early screenings of his brother Dale’s film Wild Blue, in September 1998‘s Onfilm


2015, Executive Producer - Television

The Lovers

2014, Producer - Film

Absolute Deception

2013, Producer - Film

Bad Karma

2012, Producer, Producer - Film

Undertow (TV movie)

2012, Director - Film

Sinbad and the Minotaur

2011, Producer


2009 - 2010, Supervising Producer, Director - Television

The Delphi Effect (aka Kiss Me Deadly)

2008, Supervising Producer - Television

Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island

2004, Producer - Film

Treasure Island Kids: The Monster of Treasure Island

2004, Producer - Film

Treasure Island Kids: The Mystery of Treasure Island

2004, Producer - Film

Cave In

2003, Producer

Terror Peak

2003, Writer, Director - Television

Cupid's Prey

2002, Director - Film

Kids World (feature film)

2001, Director - Film


2001, Creative Producer - Film

Lost Valley

1998, Director, Editor, Writer - Film

Wild Blue

1998, Writer, Director - Film

Repeat Performance

1996, Writer, Director - Film

Chunuk Bair

1991, Director - Film

This feature dramatises an ill-fated offensive that Kiwi soldiers undertook during World War I’s Gallipoli campaign. On 8 August 1915 the Wellington Battalion briefly seized Chunuk Bair, a pivotal peak overlooking the Dardanelles; they suffered huge losses. The film pitches the attack as a formative New Zealand nationhood moment, with Kiwi guts and resilience countered by inept, careless British generals, as much as their Turkish foes. Filmed on an Avalon set and the Wainuiomata coast, the story was based on Maurice Shadbolt’s classic play Once On Chunuk Bair.

Kia Ora Bonjour - Part One

1990, Producer - Television

Howard Morrison visits France for the first time in this two-part Kiwi production, made to mark the bicentenary of Bastille Day. His tour of French culture begins on the Champs-Élysées on the big day itself, then ranges from Napoleon to Notre Dame, with visits to the Musée de l’Homme to see taonga, plus crepe-flipping and Parisian cabaret (where he belts out a song onstage). When the Māori leaves Metro range, it’s fishing in Neuvic and ‘Pokarekare Ana’ accompanied by accordion. In Corrèze he meets another Kiwi, and uses a minitel (an early version of the world wide web).

Nikki - A Young Champion

1990, Director, Writer - Television

Kia Ora Bonjour - Part Two

1990, Producer - Television

In this second part of Kia Ora Bonjour Sir Howard Morrison continues his exploration of France — plus an early Kiwi French connection. Back in Rotorua he welcomes Les Bleus (the French rugby team), teaches them about the haka, and looks back at Marion du Fresne’s first, fatal contact with Māori in 1772. In France Morrison checks out Bordeaux wines, takes a spa in Dax, goes fishing in multicultural Marseille, takes a TGV fast train, and cruises Paris in a Citroën. The Kiwi production was made for TV3, to mark the bicentennial of the French Revolution.

Chill Factor

1989, Producer - Film


1989, Executive Producer - Television

Future Shortland Streeter Craig Parker features in this tale centred on a group of young teens fascinated by radio-controlled car racing. Screening as a TV series, Hotshotz was also recut into this telefilm. The "swift and slick" tale (The Listener) sees the teens setting out to foil a criminal gang, as a kidnapping sets the scene for espionage and counterfeiting. In scenes that echo modern-day drone use, a remote controlled model helicopter equipped with a camera plays a key role in the story’s resolution. Veteran writer Ken Catran contributed to a title that sold in 25 territories.      

Sir Edmund Hillary's World of Adventure

1985, Writer, Producer - Television

Raiders Down Under

1984, Producer - Television

Fighting On

1983, Narrator - Short Film

Defeated Enemy

1980, Producer, Writer - Television