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John Carlaw

Director, Writer

John Carlaw's directing career spanned four decades. During 23 years in England, he directed for the BBC and Channel 4, and on high profile ITV arts slot The South Bank Show. Shortly before starting over in New Zealand, Carlaw was nominated for a Cable Television award for Edgar Allen Poe adaptation The Tell-Tale Heart, starring stage legend Steven Berkoff. Carlaw's Kiwi work was almost exclusively in documentary, including docos on Michael King and Ian Mune. He won more awards for Edmund Hillary series View from the Top and Revolution, which chronicled the Rogernomics era. Carlaw passed away on 29 May 2017.  

The careful crafting and striving for excellence has created a series that will be the stand-out documentary series of the year. Producer Denis Harvey on Hillary - A View from the Top

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The Life of Ian

2007, Director - Television

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Artsville

2005 - 2011, Director - Television

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History Man

2004, Director - Television

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Mercury Lane - Series Two, Episode Two

2003, Director - Television

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Mercury Lane

2001 - 2003, Director - Television

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Hudson and Halls - A Love Story

2001, Subject - Television

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Pioneer House - Episode Two

2001, Director - Television

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Pioneer House - First Episode

2001, Director - Television

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Coming Home

1999, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Coming Home - John Money & Wayne McIlwraith

1999, Producer - Television

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Coming Home - Richard O'Brien & Patrick Power

1999, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Coming Home - Roger Donaldson & Steve Millen

1999, Producer, Director - Television

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Hillary: A View from the Top

1997, Director - Television

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Hillary: A View from the Top - The Early Years

1997, Director - Television

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The Game of Our Lives

1996, Director - Television

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Revolution - 2, The Grand Illusion

1996, Director, Writer - Television

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Revolution - 4, The New Country

1996, Director, Writer - Television

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Revolution - 1, Fortress New Zealand

1996, Writer, Director - Television

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Revolution - 3, The Great Divide

1996, Director, Writer - Television

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The Game of Our Lives - Home and Away

1996, Director - Television

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The Game of Our Lives - Tries and Penalties

1996, Director - Television

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Wahine - The Untold Story

1993, Director - Television

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Something to Look Forward to

1976, Director - Television

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Hudson and Halls

1976, Director - Television

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Something to Look Forward to - Excerpts

1976, Producer - Television