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Geoff Murphy

Director, Writer

Geoff Murphy was a leading figure in the new wave of Kiwi filmmakers that emerged in the 1970s. His movie Goodbye Pork Pie became the first blockbuster of the local film renaissance. He completed an unsurpassed triple punch with Utu and sci-fi classic The Quiet Earth. Noted for his skill at action, knockabout comedy, and melding genres, Murphy spent a decade in Hollywood before returning home.

For our own sense of identity, cultural independence and feeling of nationhood we need our own voice in the form of a film industry. Geoff Murphy in 2003

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Interview

Geoff Murphy: From Blerta to Pork Pie, to Hollywood...

Interview, 2011

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Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

2018, Subject - Film

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NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

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Utu Redux

2013, Director, Writer - 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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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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

2010, Subject - Television

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination

2009, Director, Special Effects, Camera - Film

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Barefoot Cinema

2008, Subject - Television

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The Life of Ian

2007, Subject - Television

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Spooked

2004, Director, Writer, Producer - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003, Second Unit Director - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002, Second Unit Director - Film

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Blerta Revisited

2001, Director, Producer, Editor, Writer, Various roles - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001, Second Unit Director - Film

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Cowboys of Culture

1990, Subject - Television

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Mauri

1988, Associate Producer, As: Mr Semmens, First Assistant Director - Film

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Never Say Die

1988, Director, Writer, Producer, As: Jack - Film

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Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, the Past Decade

1987, Subject - Television

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Koha - Mauri

1987, Subject - Television

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Mr Wrong

1985, Writer - Film

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The Quiet Earth

1985, Director - Film

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Wild Horses

1984, Stunt Coordinator - Cars - Film

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Hooks and Feelers

1983, First Assistant Director - Short Film

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Utu

1983, Director, Producer, Writer - Film

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Close Up - Utu

1982, Subject - Television

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Making Utu

1982, Subject - Television

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Loose Enz - The Pumice Land

1981, As: Wesley, Theme Music - Television

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Cinema

1981, Subject - Television

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Goodbye Pork Pie

1981, Producer, Director, Writer - Film

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Sea Urchins

1980, Special Effects - Television

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Nutcase

1980, Special Effects - Film

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Middle Age Spread

1979, Assistant Director - Film

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New Wave Goodbye

1978, Director - Music video

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A State of Siege

1978, Assistant Director - Short Film

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Charlie Horse

1978, Sound - Television

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Sleeping Dogs

1977, Special Effects - Film

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Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

1977, Actor - Television

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Wild Man

1977, Director, Writer, As: Printer - Film

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Winners & Losers: The Woman at the Store

1975, Set Design, Production Manager - Television

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Uenuku

1974, Director - Television

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The Games Affair

1974, Special Effects - Television

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The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

1974, Special Effects - Television

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The Longest Winter - Early Days

1974, As: Geoff Kane - Television

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The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

1974, Special Effects - Television

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Dance All Around the World

1971, Director - Music video

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Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

1971, As: Ray - Television

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Tank Busters

1970, Director, Producer, As: Geoff - Television

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Survey

1970 - 1972, Director - Television

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Hurry Hurry Faster Faster

1968, Director, Writer, As: Man in hurry - Short Film