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John Barnett

Producer

Since the 1970s John Barnett has brought a host of uniquely Kiwi stories to local and international screens, from Fred Dagg and Footrot Flats, to Whale Rider, Sione's Wedding and Outrageous Fortune. As boss of production company South Pacific Pictures for 24 years, he was a driving force behind some of our landmark television dramas and feature films.

It took a while because not everybody could see that it was going to have a wide appeal — some people told me it would be very limited but I never had any doubt. John Barnett on Sione’s Wedding

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Interview

John Barnett: A life in NZ film and television...

Interview, 2009

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The Brokenwood Mysteries - First Episode

2014, Executive Producer - Television

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White Lies

2013, Producer - Film

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The Blue Rose - Episode One

2013, Executive Producer - Television

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High Country Rescue - Episode Eight

2012, Executive Producer - Television

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Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

2012, Producer - Film

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Wild Coasts with Craig Potton - Fiordland & Faraway Coasts

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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My Wedding and Other Secrets

2011, Producer - Film

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The Almighty Johnsons

2011 - 2013, Executive Producer - Television

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Nothing Trivial - First Episode

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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The Almighty Johnsons - First Episode

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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Spies and Lies

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Rivers with Craig Potton - Rangitata

2010, Executive Producer - Television

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Go Girls - First Episode

2009, Executive Producer - Television

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New Zealand's Got Talent

2008, Executive Producer - Television

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We're Here to Help

2007, Producer - Film

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Sione's Wedding

2006, Producer - Film

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Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

2005, Executive Producer - Television

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Interrogation - First Episode

2005, Executive Producer - Television

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Maddigan's Quest - First Episode

2005, Executive Producer - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005 - 2010, Executive Producer - Television

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Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

2003, Subject - Television

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Being Eve - Being Upstaged

2002, Executive Producer - Television

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Whale Rider

2002, Producer - Film

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Being Eve

2001 - 2002, Executive Producer - Television

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Mataku

2001 - 2005, Executive Producer - Television

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Mercy Peak - First Episode (excerpt)

2001, Executive Producer - Television

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Being Eve - Being a Couple

2001, Executive Producer - Television

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Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

2001, Executive Producer - Television

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, Executive Producer - Television

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Jubilee

2000, Executive Producer - Film

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Lawless: Beyond Justice

2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Lawless: Dead Evidence

2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Jackson's Wharf

1999 - 2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Jackson's Wharf - First Episode

1999, Executive Producer - Television

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Lawless

1999, Executive Producer - Television

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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1999, Executive Producer - Film

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Double Booking

1998, Executive Producer - Television

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City Life

1996 - 1998, Executive Producer - Television

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City Life - First Episode

1996, Executive Producer - Television

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Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

1994, Executive Producer - Television

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Jack Be Nimble

1993, Executive Producer - Film

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Executive Producer - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, Executive Producer - Television

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Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, the Past Decade

1987, Subject - Television

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Footrot Flats

1986, Producer - Film

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Iris

1984, Producer - Television

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Wild Horses

1984, Producer - Film

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Cinema

1981, Subject - Television

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Race for the Yankee Zephyr

1981, Producer - Film

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Kaleidoscope - Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, Subject - Television

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, Producer - Film

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Nutcase

1980, Producer - Film

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Middle Age Spread

1979, Producer - Film

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Three New Zealanders: Sylvia Ashton-Warner

1978, Producer - Television

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Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

1977, Producer - Television

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Wild Man

1977, Executive Producer - Film

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Women in Power - Indira Gandhi

1976, Executive Producer - Television

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Three New Zealanders

1975, Producer - Television

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Three New Zealanders: Janet Frame

1975, Producer - Television

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The Games Affair

1974, Associate Producer - Television

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The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

1974, Associate Producer - Television