Nelson-born Gus Roxburgh, who works in Los Angeles for the media arm of Red Bull, has carved a career by combining his love of the outdoors and his passion for filmmaking.  As comfortable in front of the camera as he is behind it, Roxburgh has made films in some of the world’s most dangerous places — from New Zealand’s Southern Alps to the streets of South Los Angeles.

I love working in television and telling stories that hopefully make a small difference in the world - and I feel lucky to do so. It's something that has allowed me to have adventures in some of the most incredible places around the world and meet a cross-section of fascinating people... Gus Roxburgh in The Nelson Leader, 5 September 2013

Back to Life: The Torin Yater-Wallace Story

2018, Executive Producer - Television

Inside the Fourth Phase

2016, Executive Producer - Television

Remember the Name: Saba

2016, Executive Producer - Web

The Ripple Effect

2016, Executive Producer - Television

The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce

2015, Producer - Television

Crips and Bloods: Made in America

2008, Producer - Film

The Youngest Candidate

2008, Producer - Television

Brain Power

2008, Presenter

Dying for Everest

2007, Producer

Human Potential

2006, Presenter - Television

Wicked Weather

2005, Presenter, Writer - Television

As a mountainous island nation, Aotearoa has a famously diverse range of weather. This NZ Screen Award nominated NHNZ series looks at three influential types of weather systems: wind, sun and snow. Filmmaker and adventurer Gus Roxburgh guides viewers through the science behind the weather, and the impact it has on our lives. Wicked Weather screened on TV One in late 2005 in three one-hour episodes. Roxburgh would go on to present an NHNZ series on National Parks, Wild About New Zealand (2013). MetService legend Bob McDavitt was a Wicked Weather consultant. 

Coolfuel Roadtrip

2005, Presenter, Producer - Television

Wicked Weather - The Wind

2005, Writer, Presenter - Television

Produced by NHNZ, this NZ Screen Award-nominated 2005 TVNZ series looks at Aotearoa’s diverse weather. This first episode (of three) explores "the main driving force behind all our weather" — the wind — from the science behind where it comes from, to its impact on people (from sport to the economy). Presenter Gus Roxburgh contends with Wellington’s infamous wind, and with Auckland’s tornadoes and cyclones. He looks at when weather is good (wind farms, windsurfing) and when weather goes bad (the Wahine disaster, Cyclone Bola, landing at Wellington Airport). 

Wild about New Zealand

2000 - 2001, Presenter - Television

Surviving the Southern Traverse

1998, Camera Operator - Television