Don Selwyn

Actor, Director [Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri]

Don Selwyn, ONZM, was an actor, casting director and mentor to a host of talented Māori who went on to work in film and television. Selwyn’s long acting resume includes 1970s historical epic The Governor and police show Mortimer’s Patch. He also directed The Māori Merchant of Venice, the first feature film in te reo Māori.

He saw both the dark and the light of what it means to be human. He told us about it, and what to do. Tainui Stephens

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Subject - Television

Aroha - He Pōraruraru

2002, English subtitles - Television

Aroha - Irikura

2002, As: Kahu, English subtitles - Television

Aroha - Mataora

2002, English subtitles - Television

Aroha - Tiare

2002, English subtitles - Television

Aroha - Haka and Siva

2002, English subtitles - Television

Aroha - Te Ao Mahana

2002, English subtitles - Television

Dalvanius

2002, Narrator - Television

Mercury Lane

2001, Subject - Television

Crooked Earth

2001, Casting - Film

Greenstone

1999, Associate Producer - Television

Greenstone - First Episode

1999, Associate Producer - Television

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1999, Casting - Film

Duggan: Death in Paradise

1997, As: Superintendent Tom Frykberg - Television

Tala Pasifika

1996 - 1999, Executive Producer - Television

Broken English

1996, Consultant - Māori Language and Culture - Film

Tala Pasifika - A Day in the Life

1995, Executive Producer - Television

Tala Pasifika - Brown Sugar

1995, Executive Producer - Television

Tala Pasifika - Malama

1995, Executive Producer - Television

Tala Pasifika - Talk of the Town

1995, Executive Producer - Television

Tala Pasifika - The Cat's Crying

1995, Executive Producer - Television

Tala Pasifika - The Hibiscus

1995, Executive Producer - Television

Billy T James - A Celebration

1995, Subject - Television

Mananui

1995, Drama Consultant - Short Film

Peach

1995, As: Grocer - Short Film

Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

1994, As: Tom Burrows - Television

Once Were Warriors

1994, Casting Director - Film

The Last Tattoo

1994, As: Bill Davin - Film

Te Marae - A Journey of Discovery

1992, Producer - Television

Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, As: Tom Burrows - Television

Pounamu - Āpirana Ngata 1874 - 1950

1990, Narrator - Television

How D'ye Do Mr Governor

1989, Presenter - Television

The Champion - Yankee Soldier

1989, As: Bob Davies - Television

E Tipu e Rea - Variations on a Theme

1989, Director - Television

Gordon Bennett

1989, As: First driver - Short Film

Mauri

1988, As: Old Cop, Production Supervisor - Film

Never Say Die

1988, Casting - Film

Steel Riders - Bloodstones (First Episode)

1987, As: Mr Enderby, As: Voice of The Spook - Television

Te Māori - A Celebration of the People and their Art

1985, Narrator - Short Film

Mesmerized

1984, As: Jospeh - Film

Came a Hot Friday

1984, As: Norm Cray - Film

Mortimer's Patch - Nothing Changed (Series Three, Episode Six)

1984, As: Sergeant Bob Storey - Television

Kaleidoscope - Bruce Mason 1921-1982

1983, Subject - Television

The Lost Tribe

1983, As: Sergeant Swain - Film

Loose Enz - The Protesters

1982, As: Toki - Television

Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, As: Sergeant Bob Storey - Television

Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, As: Sergeant Bob Storey - Television

People Like Us

1978 - 1981, Director - Television

Death of the Land

1978, Actor - Television

The Governor

1977, Māori Liaison, As: Wiremu Tamehana - Television

The Governor - He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou (Episode Four)

1977, As: Wiremu Tāmihana, Māori Liaison - Television

The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, As: Wiremu Tāmihana - Television

Sleeping Dogs

1977, As: Ben Taupiri - Film

The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

1977, Māori Liaison - Television

The Making of The Governor

1977, Subject - Television

Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (First Episode)

1976, As: Sam Potare - Television

Moynihan

1976 - 1977, As: Ben Ngata - Television

Winners & Losers: Big Brother, Little Sister

1976, As: Pera - Television

Rangi's Catch

1973, As: Mr Rukahia (Rangi's father) - Film

Pukemanu

1971 - 1972, Actor - Television

NZBC Actors' Workshops

1967, Subject - Television