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John Keir

Producer, Director

John Keir began his career as a TV reporter, and from the late 70s on was producing and directing an extended slate of documentaries. His CV includes docos about air crashes (Flight 901: The Erebus Disaster), war (Our Oldest Soldier), gender (Intersexion) crime (First Time in Prison) and the Treaty (Lost in Translation). His many collaborations with director Grant Lahood include two short films that won acclaim at Cannes.

It has been exactly the job that I wanted it to be, where you don’t have to look forward to knock-off time or smoko … You meet people that you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and every day is different. John Keir, on working in television

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Interview

John Keir: Documenting Erebus, Sir Ed, Mani, and more...

Interview, 2014

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Intersexion

2012, Producer - Television

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French Connection

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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Bloodlines

2010, 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: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Lost in Translation 3 - The Waitangi Sheet (episode three)

2009, Executive Producer - Television

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Lost in Translation 5 - The Bay of Plenty Sheet (episode five)

2009, Director, Executive Producer - Television

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Lost in Translation 1 - The Beginnings (episode one)

2009, Executive Producer - Television

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Lost in Translation 2 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi (episode two)

2009, Executive Producer - Television

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Lost in Translation 4 - The Manukau-Kawhia Sheet (episode four)

2009, Director - Television

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Marae DIY - Manutuke Marae (Series Three Episode)

2006, Executive Producer - Television

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2006 Māori Television Anzac Day Coverage - Nā Rātou, Mō Tātou

2006, Producer - Television

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Book to Box Office

2006, Producer - Television

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Vietnam - My Father's War

2006, Director - Television

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Nathan Haines Family Album

2005, Producer - Television

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Artsville

2005 - 2011, Producer - Television

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Gladiator: the Norm Hewitt story

2004, Producer - Television

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Sunday

2004, Producer - Television

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Ben and Olivia: The Search for Truth

2002, Director, Producer - Television

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Our Oldest Soldier

2002, Producer - Television

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Yellow for Hermaphrodite - Mani's Story

2002, Writer, Producer, Director - New Zealand Content - Television

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Legends of the All Blacks

1999, Director - Television

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Legends of the All Blacks - The Legend Begins: The Battle with Britain

1999, Director - Television

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Chicken

1996, Producer - Film

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Assignment

1995 - 2003, Director - Television

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Frontline - Kiwis Cannes Do

1994, Subject - Television

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Lemming Aid

1994, Producer - Short Film

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Bradman

1993, Producer - Short Film

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The Singing Trophy

1992, Producer - Short Film

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Frontline

1988 - 1994, Director - Television

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Close Up - Big Dealers (featuring John Key)

1987, Director - Television

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Sunday

1983 - 1986, Reporter - Television

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The Aphrodisiac Trail

1983, Producer - Television

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Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

1981, Director, Producer - Television

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Close Up

1981 - 1987, Director - Television

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The South Tonight (Dunedin)

1976, Reporter - Television