Derek Wright

Camera, Director

Dropping in on the Americans at the South Pole for afternoon tea, having driven there by tractor, was one of the most unusual events of Derek Wright's career as a National Film Unit cameraman. In his 40 years with the NFU he filled many other roles, from laboratory assistant to producer: but it is for his filming in the Antarctic that he is particularly remembered.

The film unit provides the only full training in cine photography in New Zealand, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to take advantage of it. Derek Wright in The Dominion, 6 October 1956

Beyond the Roaring Forties

1986, Producer - Short Film

Dogstar

1986, Producer - Short Film

The Top End of New Zealand

1986, Producer - Short Film

Ski New Zealand

1983, Producer - Short Film

Tour Magnifique

1982, Producer - Short Film

A Fated Ship

1981, Producer - Television

White Water Ride

1981, Director - Short Film

Māori

1981, Producer - Short Film

Come on to New Zealand

1980, Director, Producer - Short Film

Royal Albatross

1980, Producer - Short Film

Score

1980, Producer - Short Film

Coal Valley

1979, Producer - Short Film

Red Mole on the Road

1979, Producer - Short Film

The Kauri

1978, Producer - Short Film

The New Zealanders

1978, Producer - Short Film

The Big Gull - Karoro

1978, Producer - Short Film

Racing Rivers

1976, Director, Writer - Short Film

The Years Back

1973, Writer, Editor, Director - Television

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

1973, Writer, Director - Television

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

1973, Director - Television

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

1973, Writer, Director - Television

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

1973, Director, Editor, Researcher, Writer - Television

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

1973, Series Script, Writer - Television

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

1973, Director, Writer - Television

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

1973, Director, Writer - Television

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

1973, Director, Writer - Television

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

1973, Director, Writer - Television

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

1973, Director, Writer - Television

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

1973, Director, Writer - Television

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

1973, Director, Writer - Television

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

1973, Director, Writer - Television

Atoll People

1970, Director - Short Film

The Coronation of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga

1968, Director - Short Film

The Glacier Climbers

1964, Camera - Short Film

These New Zealanders - Motueka

1964, Camera - Television

These New Zealanders - Taupō

1964, Camera - Television

These New Zealanders

1964, Camera - Television

These New Zealanders - Benmore

1964, Camera - Television

These New Zealanders - Gore

1964, Camera - Television

The Great Achievement

1958, Camera - Short Film

Antarctic Crossing

1958, Camera - Film

A Letter to the Teacher

1957, Camera - Short Film

Antarctic Adventure

1957, Camera - Short Film

Tasman Glacier - Polar Exercise

1956, Camera - Short Film

The Treatment of Cerebral Palsy in New Zealand

1955, Camera - Film

Royal Visit to the Kingdom of Tonga

1954, Camera - Short Film

Pictorial Parade No. 8 - New Zealand Celebrates Coronation

1953, Camera - Short Film

The Elysian Bus

1951, Assistant Camera - Short Film