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Gaylene Preston

Director

Gaylene Preston has been making feature films and documentaries with a distinctive New Zealand flavour and a strong social message for over 30 years. In 2001 she was the first filmmaker to be made a Laureate by the Arts Foundation, recognising her contribution to New Zealand film and television.

I believe that the basic responsibility of New Zealand filmmakers is to make films principally for the New Zealand audience. If we don't, no-one else will. Gaylene Preston

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Interview

Gaylene Preston: On making NZ films...

Interview, 2009

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LOIMATA, The Sweetest Tears

2020, Executive Producer - Film

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My Year with Helen

2017, Director, Producer, Co-Cinematographer - Film

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Amy Street

2016, Executive Producer - Web

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The Art of Recovery

2015, Executive Producer - Film

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Hope and Wire - excerpt (episode three)

2014, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Hope and Wire

2014, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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The Waterside

2014, Director - Music video

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Tātarakihi - The Children of Parihaka

2012, Executive Producer - Film

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Strongman - The Tragedy

2012, Director - Dramatic Sequences, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Ellen is Leaving

2012, Executive Producer - Short Film

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Operation 8

2011, Consultant - Film

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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The Making of Home by Christmas

2010, Subject - Film

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Home by Christmas

2010, Director, Writer, Producer, As: Herself - Film

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination

2009, Camera - Film

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Barefoot Cinema

2008, Subject - Television

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Lovely Rita

2007, Director, Producer - Television

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The Time of our Lives

2007, Director, Producer - Television

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Ans Westra - Private Journeys / Public Signposts

2006, Consultant - Television

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Earthquake

2006, Director, Producer - Television

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Perfect Strangers

2003, Director, Writer, Producer - Film

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Coffee, Tea or Me?

2002, Producer - Television

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Titless Wonders

2001, Director, Producer, Digital Video Crew - Television

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Campaign

1999, Consultant - Film

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Getting to Our Place

1999, Co-Director, Producer - Television

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Punitive Damage

1999, Producer - Film

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Hone Tuwhare

1996, Co-Producer, Director - Television

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One Network News - 1995 Cannes Film Festival

1995, Subject - Television

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War Stories

1995, Director, Writer, Producer - Film

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Bread & Roses

1993, Director, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

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Breaking Barriers

1993, Subject - Television

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The Making of Bread & Roses

1993, Subject - Television

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Sweetness

1992, Consultant Producer - Short Film

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Ruby and Rata

1990, Director, Producer, Script Development - Film

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O'Reilly's Luck

1989, Writer - Short Film

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Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, the Past Decade

1987, Subject - Television

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Kai Purakau - The Storyteller

1987, Director, Producer - Film

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Sunday - Media Women

1986, Subject - Television

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Mr Wrong

1985, Director, Writer, Co-Producer - Film

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Patu!

1983, Coordinator - Film

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Making Utu

1982, Producer, Director - Television

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The Only One You Need

1982, Director - Music video

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The Monster's Christmas

1981, Art Director - Television

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Middle Age Spread

1979, Set Design - Film

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All the Way Up There

1978, Producer, Director - Television