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

Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

Westside

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

Westside - First Episode

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

Step Dave

2014 - 2015, Writer - Television

The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Writer - Television

The Blue Rose

2013, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

The Blue Rose - Episode One

2013, Creator - Television

Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

2012, Writer, Associate Producer - Film

The Almighty Johnsons

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

The Almighty Johnsons - First Episode

2011, Executive Producer, Writer, Creator - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

Rocked the Nation

2008 - 2011, Subject - Television

Sione's Wedding

2006, Writer - Film

Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

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

Maddigan's Quest

2005, Writer - Television

Outrageous Fortune

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

bro'Town - Get Rucked

2004, Story Producer - Television

Serial Killers

2004, Creator, Writer - Television

bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

2004, Story Producer - Television

Serial Killers - A Compilation

2004, Writer, Creator, Associate Producer - Television

Spin Doctors - Election Special

2002, Writer - Television

The Strip

2002 - 2003, Writer - Television

Being Eve

2001 - 2002, Writer - Television

Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

2001, Script Editor - Television

Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, Writer - Television

Spin Doctors

2001 - 2003, Co-Creator, Writer - Television

Street Legal

2000 - 2005, Writer - Television

Jackson's Wharf

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

Lawless

1999, Story - Television

Double Booking

1998, Writer - Television

City Life

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

City Life - First Episode

1996, Creator, Writer, Associate Producer - Television

Shortland Street

1999, Writer - Television

Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Writer - Television

More Issues

1991 - 1992, Writer - Television

The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Writer - Television

The Boy from Andromeda - The Guardian

1990, Script Editor - Television

Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

1989, Script Editor - Television

Funny Business - Excerpts

1988 - 1991, Writer - Television

Funny Business

1988 - 1991, Writer - Television

Gloss

1987 - 1990, Writer - Television

Steel Riders - Bloodstones (First Episode)

1987, Script Editor - Television