David White

Director, Producer

Raised on a Hawke's Bay farm, David White went on to make a run of documentaries exploring agriculture, from animal slaughter (I Kill) to pigs (The Cleanest Pig, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival). White studied producing at England's National Film and TV School, then co-produced documentary Shihad: Beautiful Machine and directed TV's Little Criminals, a survivors' record of boys’ homes. His documentary Meat — centred on three farmers and a hunter — hit Kiwi cinemas in 2017. White followed it with a TV movie inspired by a meth importing case, and movie comedy This Town, which he also acts in. 

I always thought that this is the way you want to go, if of course you’re going to be killed or murdered. This is New Zealand to me. This is one man’s way of life that I want to show to the world. David White on his animal slaughter documentary I Kill, after a 2012 screening at America's AFI Docs documentary festival