Profile image for John Hagen

John Hagen

Director, Sound

The great outdoors and the arts are what most inspires sound recordist turned documentary director John Hagen. He learnt the ropes at Avalon television studios, before venturing out on his own as a director. Alongside arts shows like Frontseat and New Artland, Hagen has celebrated Kiwi architecture in The New Zealand Home and recreated hazardous pioneer journeys in popular series First Crossings.

Once again it was another ‘I can’t believe you are going to pay me’ moment. The places we got to experience were unbelievable. It was a privilege to make a show like that. John Hagen on 2016 TV series First Crossings