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Dane Giraud

Writer, Director

Former guitarist Dane Giraud began his screen career by starring in and helping write 2001 movie The Waiting Place. Since then there hasn’t been much waiting around. Aside from directing feature drama Luella Miller, he has been a key player in a run of television shows and documentaries (Bring Your Boots, Oz, Both Worlds). Giraud is also creator of mockumentary series Find Me a Māori Bride.

… the internal process I went through as an actor is the same process I go through as a director and a writer. As a documentary director it is also the same. At the end of the day my job remains to find the intellectual and emotional opening in the story or subject, and wriggle inside that opening. Dane Giraud, in a July 2012 Big Idea interview with Renee Liang