The career of Grant Bradley demonstrates that New Zealand producers can find many sources to fund their movies, beyond the beaten path to the Film Commission. Bradley set up company Daybreak Pictures in 1990. After producing more than 20 titles for Daybreak, he relocated to Australia in 2008 with his brother Dale. The duo established NZ and UK-based company Aristos Films in 2013.

I think the industry — this may not make me very popular with other producers — has developed an unhealthy dependence on the (NZ) Film Commission. Grant Bradley, in an interview with Onfilm, September 1998


2015, Executive Producer - Television

The Lovers

2014, Producer - Film

Absolute Deception

2013, Producer - Film

Bad Karma

2012, Producer - Film

Undertow (TV movie)

2012, Producer - Film

Sinbad and the Minotaur

2011, Producer


2009 - 2010, Executive Producer - Television


2008, Producer - Film

The Delphi Effect (aka Kiss Me Deadly)

2008, Producer - Television

Reckless Behaviour: Caught on Tape

2007, Producer - Television

Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island

2004, Producer - Film

Treasure Island Kids: The Monster of Treasure Island

2004, Producer - Film

Treasure Island Kids: The Mystery of Treasure Island

2004, Producer - Film

Cave In

2003, Producer

Terror Peak

2003, Producer - Television

Cupid's Prey

2002, Producer - Film

Kids World (feature film)

2001, Producer - Film


2001, Producer - Film

No One Can Hear You

2001, Producer - Film

Lost Valley

1998, Producer - Film

Wild Blue

1998, Producer - Film

Repeat Performance

1996, Producer - Film

Chunuk Bair

1991, Executive Producer - Film

This feature dramatises an ill-fated offensive that Kiwi soldiers undertook during World War I’s Gallipoli campaign. On 8 August 1915 the Wellington Battalion briefly seized Chunuk Bair, a pivotal peak overlooking the Dardanelles; they suffered huge losses. The film pitches the attack as a formative New Zealand nationhood moment, with Kiwi guts and resilience countered by inept, careless British generals, as much as their Turkish foes. Filmed on an Avalon set and the Wainuiomata coast, the story was based on Maurice Shadbolt’s classic play Once On Chunuk Bair.

Kia Ora Bonjour - Part One

1990, Executive Producer - Television

Howard Morrison visits France for the first time in this two-part Kiwi production, made to mark the bicentenary of Bastille Day. His tour of French culture begins on the Champs-Élysées on the big day itself, then ranges from Napoleon to Notre Dame, with visits to the Musée de l’Homme to see taonga, plus crepe-flipping and Parisian cabaret (where he belts out a song onstage). When the Māori leaves Metro range, it’s fishing in Neuvic and ‘Pokarekare Ana’ accompanied by accordion. In Corrèze he meets another Kiwi, and uses a minitel (an early version of the world wide web).

Nikki - A Young Champion

1990, Producer - Television

Kia Ora Bonjour - Part Two

1990, Executive Producer - Television

In this second part of Kia Ora Bonjour Sir Howard Morrison continues his exploration of France — plus an early Kiwi French connection. Back in Rotorua he welcomes Les Bleus (the French rugby team), teaches them about the haka, and looks back at Marion du Fresne’s first, fatal contact with Māori in 1772. In France Morrison checks out Bordeaux wines, takes a spa in Dax, goes fishing in multicultural Marseille, takes a TGV fast train, and cruises Paris in a Citroën. The Kiwi production was made for TV3, to mark the bicentennial of the French Revolution.

Chill Factor

1989, Producer - Film


1989, Executive Producer - Television

Future Shortland Streeter Craig Parker features in this tale centred on a group of young teens fascinated by radio-controlled car racing. Screening as a TV series, Hotshotz was also recut into this telefilm. The "swift and slick" tale (The Listener) sees the teens setting out to foil a criminal gang, as a kidnapping sets the scene for espionage and counterfeiting. In scenes that echo modern-day drone use, a remote controlled model helicopter equipped with a camera plays a key role in the story’s resolution. Veteran writer Ken Catran contributed to a title that sold in 25 territories.      

God's Outlaws

1987, Executive Producer - Film

Hillary's Adventurers

1985, Producer - Television

Raiders Down Under

1984, Producer - Television