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

Interview

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

Interview, 2011

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

2018, Subject - Film

NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

Utu Redux

2013, Director, Writer - Film

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

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

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

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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

2010, Subject - Television

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

2009, Director, Special Effects, Camera - Film

Barefoot Cinema

2008, Subject - Television

The Life of Ian

2007, Subject - Television

Spooked

2004, Director, Writer, Producer - Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003, Second Unit Director - Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002, Second Unit Director - Film

Blerta Revisited

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001, Second Unit Director - Film

Cowboys of Culture

1990, Subject - Television

Mauri

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

Never Say Die

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

Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, the Past Decade

1987, Subject - Television

Koha - Mauri

1987, Subject - Television

Mr Wrong

1985, Writer - Film

The Quiet Earth

1985, Director - Film

Wild Horses

1984, Stunt Coordinator - Cars - Film

Hooks and Feelers

1983, First Assistant Director - Short Film

Utu

1983, Director, Producer, Writer - Film

Close Up - Utu

1982, Subject - Television

Making Utu

1982, Subject - Television

Loose Enz - The Pumice Land

1981, As: Wesley, Theme Music - Television

Cinema

1981, Subject - Television

Goodbye Pork Pie

1981, Producer, Director, Writer - Film

Sea Urchins

1980, Special Effects - Television

Nutcase

1980, Special Effects - Film

Middle Age Spread

1979, Assistant Director - Film

New Wave Goodbye

1978, Director - Music video

A State of Siege

1978, Assistant Director - Short Film

Charlie Horse

1978, Sound - Television

Sleeping Dogs

1977, Special Effects - Film

Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

1977, Actor - Television

Wild Man

1977, Director, Writer, As: Printer - Film

Winners & Losers: The Woman at the Store

1975, Set Design, Production Manager - Television

Uenuku

1974, Director - Television

The Games Affair

1974, Special Effects - Television

The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

1974, Special Effects - Television

The Longest Winter - Early Days

1974, As: Geoff Kane - Television

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

1974, Special Effects - Television

Dance All Around the World

1971, Director - Music video

Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

1971, As: Ray - Television

Tank Busters

1970, Director, Producer, As: Geoff - Television

Survey

1970 - 1972, Director - Television

Hurry Hurry Faster Faster

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