Garth Maxwell

Director, Writer

Long conscious that New Zealand is made up of many minorities, “all with something to say”, Garth Maxwell has brought his distinctive sensibility to gay love story Beyond Gravity, two features (the dark and offbeat Jack Be Nimble, and relationship drama When Love Comes), and chalk and cheese TV series Rude Awakenings.

The idea of one New Zealand is a complete myth. There are many New Zealands within New Zealand, and when we start celebrating our differences we’ll start to realise what we can do together. Garth Maxwell to the NZ Herald, in 1988