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David Blyth

Director

David Blyth cemented his place in the Kiwi filmmaking renaissance with two films that left social realism far behind: 1978 experimental feature Angel Mine, and 1984's Death Warmed Up, New Zealand's first homegrown horror movie. Since then Blyth's work has included family friendly vampire film Moonrise, a number of documentaries on war, and varied works exploring sexuality.

Film has been a vehicle for experimenting with emotions and exploring taboos...my main conflict has been the desire to break new ground, personally and artistically, while acknowledging the financial realities involved in surviving as a filmmaker. David Blyth, in conversation with Roger Horrocks in 1985

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Interview

David Blyth: Pushing boundaries...

Interview, 2011

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NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

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Compilation - Memories of Service 5

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

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Memories of Service 4 - Errol Schroder

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - John Fallow

Memories of Service 4 - John Fallow

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Ken Bliss

Memories of Service 4 - Ken Bliss

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Reg Dunbar

Memories of Service 4 - Reg Dunbar

2017, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Barbara Rowarth

Memories of Service 4 - Barbara Rowarth

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Frank Sanft

Memories of Service 4 - Frank Sanft

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Steve Danes

Memories of Service 4 - Steve Danes

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Stoney Burke

Memories of Service 4 - Stoney Burke

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Dez Harrison

Memories of Service 4 - Dez Harrison

2017, Producer, Interviewer, Director - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Harold Beven

Memories of Service 4 - Harold Beven

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 4 - Keith Boles

Memories of Service 4 - Keith Boles

2017, Director, Interviewer, Co-Producer - Web

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50 Compilation - Memories of Service

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

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Compilation - Memories of Service 4

2017, Producer, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Albert Asher

Memories of Service 5 - Albert Asher

2017, Producer, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Arthur Joplin

Memories of Service 5 - Arthur Joplin

2017, Interviewer, Producer, Director - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Gwen Stevens

Memories of Service 5 - Gwen Stevens

2017, Interviewer, Producer, Director - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Joan Butland

Memories of Service 5 - Joan Butland

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Joan Daniel

Memories of Service 5 - Joan Daniel

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Peter Couling

Memories of Service 5 - Peter Couling

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Ray Green

Memories of Service 5 - Ray Green

2017, Interviewer, Producer, Director - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Robert Wynn

Memories of Service 5 - Robert Wynn

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Ron Childs

Memories of Service 5 - Ron Childs

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Ron Cross

Memories of Service 5 - Ron Cross

2017, Interviewer, Producer, Director - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 5 - Wally Wyatt

Memories of Service 5 - Wally Wyatt

2017, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - Doris Coppell

Memories of Service 2 - Doris Coppell

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - Everard Otto

Memories of Service 2 - Everard Otto

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - Howard Monk

Memories of Service 2 - Howard Monk

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

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Compilation - Memories of Service 2

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

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Compilation - Memories of Service 3

2016, Producer, Co-Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - James Murray

Memories of Service 2 - James Murray

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - John Barry Fenton

Memories of Service 2 - John Barry Fenton

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - Joseph Pedersen

Memories of Service 2 - Joseph Pedersen

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - Maurice Gasson

Memories of Service 2 - Maurice Gasson

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - Roye Hammond

Memories of Service 2 - Roye Hammond

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 2 - Tom Beale

Memories of Service 2 - Tom Beale

2016, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - Colin Ramsey

Memories of Service 3 - Colin Ramsey

2016, Director, Producer, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - Daniel Herlihy

Memories of Service 3 - Daniel Herlihy

2016, Producer, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - Douglas Smith

Memories of Service 3 - Douglas Smith

2016, Producer, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - George Shadbolt

Memories of Service 3 - George Shadbolt

2016, Producer, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - Greg Rodgers

Memories of Service 3 - Greg Rodgers

2016, Director, Interviewer, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - Jack Harold

Memories of Service 3 - Jack Harold

2016, Producer, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - John Wilkinson

Memories of Service 3 - John Wilkinson

2016, Producer, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - Laurence Reynolds

Memories of Service 3 - Laurence Reynolds

2016, Director, Producer, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - Vince Pierson

Memories of Service 3 - Vince Pierson

2016, Producer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 3 - Wayne Chester

Memories of Service 3 - Wayne Chester

2016, Producer, Director, Interviewer - Web

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Compilation - Memories of Service 1

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - Ernest Davenport

Memories of Service 1 - Ernest Davenport

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - Harold Bunny Burrows

Memories of Service 1 - Harold Bunny Burrows

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - James Easton

Memories of Service 1 - James Easton

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - James McQueen

Memories of Service 1 - James McQueen

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - John Wills

Memories of Service 1 - John Wills

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - Kenneth Johnstone

Memories of Service 1 - Kenneth Johnstone

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - Les Hughes

Memories of Service 1 - Les Hughes

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - Ron Mayhill

Memories of Service 1 - Ron Mayhill

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

Thumbnail image for Memories of Service 1 - Thomas Brosnahan

Memories of Service 1 - Thomas Brosnahan

2015, Director, Interviewer - Web

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Ghost Bride

2013, Writer, Co-Producer, Director - Film

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French Connection

2011, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Wound

2010, Director, Writer, Producer - Film

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Our Oldest Soldier

2002, Director, Writer - Television

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Fresh-up in the Deep End

1997, Director - Television

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Tala Pasifika

1996 - 1999, Supervising Director - Television

Thumbnail image for Tala Pasifika - A Day in the Life

Tala Pasifika - A Day in the Life

1995, Supervising Director - Television

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Tala Pasifika - Brown Sugar

1995, Supervising Director - Television

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Tala Pasifika - The Cat's Crying

1995, Supervising Director - Television

Thumbnail image for Tala Pasifika - The Hibiscus

Tala Pasifika - The Hibiscus

1995, Supervising Director - Television

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The Call Up

1995, Director - Television

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Moonrise (aka Grampire)

1992, Director - Film

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Death Warmed Up

1984, Director, Writer - Film

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It's Lizzie to those Close

1983, Director - Television

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Angel Mine

1978, Writer, Director, Producer - Film

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Solo

1977, Production Assistant - Film

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Close to Home

1975 - 1983, Director - Television