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Geoff Murphy

Director, Writer

A 30th anniversary reunion for movie Sleeping Dogs: from left to right, associate producer Larry Parr, special effects man Geoff Murphy, actor/co-writer Ian Mune, actor Bernard Kearns, and Don Brash (who helped finance the film).

Photographer: Andrew Gorrie. Kindly provided by The Dominion Post

Left to right: Derek Morton, Geoff Murphy and (seated) cameraman Alun Bollinger, during the making of short film The Box.

Photo believed to have been taken by Helen Whiteford

Actor Bruno Lawrence and director Geoff Murphy, during the making of The Quiet Earth (1985).

Kindly Provided by Onfilm.

The three witches from Geoff Murphy and Derek Morton's unfinished film The Magic Hammer: Cackle (played by Christine Olsen), Lop (Mary Wootton), and Zap (Catherine Slavof). Photo believed to have been taken by Barry Clothier.

Kindly supplied by Mary Wootton (née Wheeler)

The January 1983 premiere of Utu in Napier. From left: then Governor-General Sir David Beattie, Sir Graham Latimer (Chairman of the Māori Council), David Carson-Parker (executive producer of Utu) and the film's director Geoff Murphy.

Photographer: Barry Durrant. Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.

Geoff Murphy and the poster for his film Goodbye Pork Pie.

Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.

Geoff Murphy and then wife Pat arrive for the premiere of Utu in Napier, in January 1983. Disembarking from the cart are John Charles, who composed the soundtrack, and his wife Judy.

Photographer: Barry Durrant. Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.

A shot of the village set created for unfinished film The Magic Hammer. Derek Morton is behind the camera. The set was pre-fabricated in Geoff Murphy's garage in Wellington, then transported to the site in Makara on the roof of his Morris Minor.

Kindly supplied by Geoff Murphy.

Shots from the making of unfinished musical The Magic Hammer. Geoff Murphy is pushing the dolly (mobile camera platform), while Derek Morton is behind the camera, which is enclosed in homemade, soundproof housing and mounted on a beer crate.

Kindly supplied by Geoff Murphy.

Derek Morton and Geoff Murphy, shortly before setting up a car crash stunt on Wild Horses. The film was released in 1984.

Photo taken by Jocelyn Carlin

Quiet Earth director Geoff Murphy and lead actor Bruno Lawrence, during the making of the film.

Photo appears courtesy of the NZ Film Commission.

Behind the scenes on Utu. From left to right: actor Tim Shadbolt (in top hat), director Geoff Murphy, first assistant director Lee Tamahori, grip Alister Barry and camera operator Paul Leach.

Kindly provided by The Dominion Post.