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James Griffin

Writer

Writer James Griffin has been pivotal in an eye-opening proportion of the successful TV comedies and dramas made in New Zealand since the mid 1980s. His credits stretch from Gloss to award-winner 800 Words and big screen comedy Sione's Wedding. Working alongside writer Rachel Lang, he also co-created Westie family drama Outrageous Fortune and hit show The Almighty Johnsons.

We don’t actually draw that much from our own experiences because if we had behaved like the West family in our lives, we probably would be in prison rather than writers on a TV show. James Griffin on writing for Outrageous Fortune

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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Westside

2015 - ongoing, Creator, Writer, Script Editor, Executive Producer - Television

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Westside - First Episode

2015, Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Script Editor - Television

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Step Dave

2014 - 2015, Writer - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Writer - Television

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The Blue Rose

2013, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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The Blue Rose - Episode One

2013, Creator - Television

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Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

2012, Writer, Associate Producer - Film

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The Almighty Johnsons

2011 - 2013, Writer, Executive Producer, Creator, Script Editor - Television

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The Almighty Johnsons - First Episode

2011, Executive Producer, Writer, Creator - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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Rocked the Nation

2008 - 2011, Subject - Television

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Sione's Wedding

2006, Writer, Associate Producer - Film

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Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

2005, Creator, Writer, Script Editor, Executive Producer - Television

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, Writer - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005 - 2010, Executive Producer, Writer, Creator - Television

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bro'Town - Get Rucked

2004, Story Producer - Television

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Serial Killers

2004, Creator, Writer - Television

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bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

2004, Story Producer - Television

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Serial Killers - A Compilation

2004, Writer, Creator, Associate Producer - Television

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Spin Doctors - Election Special

2002, Writer - Television

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The Strip

2002 - 2003, Writer - Television

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Being Eve

2001 - 2002, Writer - Television

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Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

2001, Script Editor - Television

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, Writer - Television

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Spin Doctors

2001 - 2003, Co-Creator, Writer - Television

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Street Legal

2000 - 2005, Writer - Television

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Jackson's Wharf

1999 - 2000, Script Supervisor, Writer, Writer - Television

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Lawless

1999, Story - Television

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Double Booking

1998, Writer - Television

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City Life

1996 - 1998, Creator, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

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City Life - First Episode

1996, Creator, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

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Shortland Street

1999, Writer - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Writer - Television

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More Issues

1991 - 1992, Writer - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Writer - Television

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The Boy from Andromeda - The Guardian

1990, Script Editor - Television

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Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

1989, Script Editor - Television

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Funny Business - Excerpts

1988 - 1991, Writer - Television

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Funny Business

1988 - 1991, Writer - Television

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Gloss

1987 - 1990, Writer - Television

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Steel Riders - Bloodstones (First Episode)

1987, Script Editor - Television