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Don Blakeney


A clever thinker whose love of stories bridged the gap between art and commerce, producer Don 'Scrubbs' Blakeney helped set the NZ film industry on a path of rapid expansion, and financed such pioneering films as Utu and Goodbye Pork Pie.

When a filmmaker came through the door of the NZ Film Commission, you wanted to contribute something positive to their life one way or the other. Don Blakeney