David H Fowler

Producer, Director

As manager of the National Film Unit, David Henry Fowler oversaw the organisation's move from Miramar to Lower Hutt. In 35 years of filmmaking he worked in both government and private sectors: writing, directing, and producing memorable films ranging from commercials to features. After his career at the top was cut short by ill-health, he continued to pass on his knowledge and experience in advisory roles. 

Image credit: Archives New Zealand, ref AAQT 6421 B57

David Fowler was a distinctive fellow. First, there was his elegant attire: even when he was ill, he always looked immaculate. David Gascoigne, in an Onfilm obituary, April 1989

Painting in an Empty Land

1981, Executive Producer - Short Film

Jack Winter's Dream

1979, Executive Producer - Television

The New Zealanders

1978, Executive Producer - Short Film

The Big Gull - Karoro

1978, Executive Producer - Short Film

A Sense of Involvement

1977, Executive Producer - Short Film

Landscape in Stamps

1977, Executive Producer - Short Film

Gottfried Lindauer in New Zealand

1976, Producer - Short Film

A Train for Christmas

1975, Producer - Short Film

Freshwater Dive

1975, Executive Producer - Short Film

There is a Place

1975, Producer - Short Film

Men and Super Men

1975, Executive Producer - Short Film

Four Shorts on Architecture

1975, Producer - Short Film

Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

1975, Producer - Television

Children of the Mist

1974, Producer - Short Film

A Dolphin's Story

1974, Producer - Short Film

Ralph Hotere

1974, Producer - Short Film

Tāhere Tikitiki - The Making of a Māori Canoe

1974, Producer - Television

Carnival Coast

1974, Executive Producer - Short Film

Phone

1974, Producer - Short Film

The Years Back

1973, Writer, Producer - Television

The Years Back - 1, The Twentieth Century (Episode One)

1973, Writer, Producer - Television

The Years Back - 3, The Thirties (Episode Three)

1973, Writer, Producer - Television

The Street

1973, Producer - Short Film

The Years Back - 9, The Unquiet Ocean (Episode Nine)

1973, Producer - Television

The Years Back - 12, The Big Ice (Episode 12)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

Wahine Day

1973, Producer - Short Film

The Years Back - 13, The State of the Nation (Episode 13)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

The Years Back - 7, The Women's War (Episode Seven)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

The Years Back - 10, The Final Peace (Episode 10)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

The Years Back - 11, A Place in Asia (Episode 11)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

The Years Back - 2, The Twenties (Episode Two)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

The Years Back - 4, The New Decade (Episode Four)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

The Years Back - 5, The Desert (Episode Five)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

The Years Back - 6, The Italian Campaign (Episode Six)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

The Years Back - 8, Making Do (Episode Eight)

1973, Producer, Writer - Television

Roseworld '71

1972, Producer - Short Film

Environment 1990

1972, Producer - Short Film

Rutherford of Nelson

1972, Producer - Short Film

The Early Days

1971, Producer - Short Film

Dustie

1971, Producer - Short Film

Karioitahi Beach

1971, Producer - Short Film

Such a Stupid Way to Die

1971, Producer - Short Film

Another Time

1970, Producer - Short Film

The Line

1970, Producer - Short Film

The Crown in New Zealand

1970, Producer, Writer - Television

This is New Zealand

1970, Producer - Short Film

These New Zealanders - Motueka

1964, Director, Editor, Writer - Television

These New Zealanders - Taupō

1964, Editor, Writer, Director - Television

These New Zealanders - Huntly

1964, Director, Writer - Television

These New Zealanders

1964, Writer, Director - Television

These New Zealanders - Benmore

1964, Writer, Director - Television

These New Zealanders - Gisborne

1964, Writer, Director - Television

These New Zealanders - Gore

1964, Writer, Director - Television

Holiday for Susan

1962, Writer, Director - Short Film

A Ship Sails Home

1962, Editor, Writer - Short Film

From Indonesia to India

1962, Editor, Writer, Director - Short Film

Pictorial Parade No. 129 - Twenty One Years

1962, Editor, Writer - Short Film

France vs New Zealand (first test, 1961)

1961, Writer - Short Film

New Zealand Grand Prix

1961, Writer, Editor, Director - Short Film

Pictorial Parade No. 91

1959, Editor - Short Film

Pictorial Parade No. 86 - Inside the Bag

1959, Director, Producer - Short Film

Jetobatics

1959, Writer, Editor - Short Film

The Lion and the Kiwi

1959, Writer, Editor - Film

The Great Achievement

1958, Editor - Short Film

Antarctic Prelude

1956, Editor, Writer - Short Film