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Desray Armstrong

Producer, Production Manager [Te-Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Porou]

Desray Armstrong has built up a diverse slate of production credits since she entered the screen industry in 2004. Aside from producing acclaimed short films (Meathead, Ellen is Leaving) and TV programmes (police drama Harry, Māori musical instrument series Haumanu), she has also been a production manager or production coordinator on a run of feature films — from international projects shooting downunder (Slow West, Mortal Engines), to Kiwi stories (What We Do in the Shadows, Predicament). In 2018 Armstrong produced her debut feature film, acclaimed romance Stray

Desray is beloved in the industry, not just because she cares deeply for everyone who works on her projects, but because she so obviously loves what she does. Jonathan Brough, director of short film Snowmen