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Dave Hurley

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Dave Hurley was already an established fixture in New Zealand's music industry when he became a sound recordist for the screen. Hurley grew up in Palmerston North, and went on to play in bands The Saints and The Breakaways, before co-founding Auckland record label Mandrill in the 1970s. His first screen credit on Roger Donaldson's Derek in 1974 led to a sound recordist career spanning over four decades. Predominantly working in television, Hurley recorded sound for a run of TV movies, drama series and documentaries. His work for the big screen includes award-winning shorts (Still Life, Junk) and features (Deathgasm).  

I didn’t realise that I was expected to work gratis. I’d taken time off from my university gig and had a family to feed. I insisted on getting something — it was $100 in the end. Dave Hurley on his first screen job, as a sound recordist on 1974 teleplay Derek, AudioCulture website, 13 March 2016

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Deathgasm

2015, Sound Recordist - Film

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Agent Anna

2013 - 2014, Sound Recordist - Television

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Agent Anna - First Episode

2013, Sound Recordist - Television

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The Blue Rose

2013, Sound Recordist - Television

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The Kiwi Who Saved Britain

2010, Sound Recordist - Television

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The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

2010, Sound Recordist - Film

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Diplomatic Immunity - First Episode

2008, Sound Recordist - Television

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The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia

2008, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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Orange Roughies

2006 - 2007, Sound Recordist - Television

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Orange Roughies - First Episode

2006, Sound Recordist - Television

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, Sound Recordist - Television

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Maddigan's Quest - First Episode

2005, Sound Recordist - Television

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Bogans

2004, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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History Man

2004, Sound - Television

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Mataku - The Fishing Trip (Te Hi Ika)

2002, Sound Recordist - Television

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Junk

2001, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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Watermark

2001, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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Still Life

2001, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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Whānau (2001)

2001, Sound Recordist - Television

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My Kainga My Castle

2000, Sound Recordist - Television

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9 Across

1998, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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Rubber Gloves or Green Fingers

1997, Additional Sound Recordist - Television

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Te Pahū

1996, Sound Recordist - Television

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Savage Play - Full Series

1995, Sound Recordist - Television

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Flip & Two Twisters

1995, Sound Recordist - Television

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Heartland - Desert Road

1995, Additional Sound Recordist - Television

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Putting Our Town on the Map

1995, Sound - Television

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Heartland - Ngāruawāhia

1994, Sound Recordist - Television

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Life Sentence - The Crewe Murders

1994, Sound Recordist - Television

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Bradman

1993, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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A Game with No Rules

1993, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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Over Here

1992, Sound Recordist - Television

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See What I Mean

1992, Sound Recordist - Television

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When a Warrior Dies

1991, Sound Recordist - Television

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Monaco Monza Macao Wellington

1990, Sound Recordist - Television

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Cowboys of Culture

1990, Sound - Television

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Carmen

1989, Sound Recordist - Television

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Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai (The Journey)

1988, Sound Recordist - Short Film

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Nambassa Festival

1979, Sound Mix - Television

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Derek

1974, Sound Recordist - Television