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John O'Shea

Director, Producer

Throughout his 50 year career, John O’Shea was a pioneer and a champion of the independent New Zealand film industry. His name was synonymous with Pacific Film Productions, which he ran for over 20 years after Pacific founder Roger Mirams left for Australia. O’Shea was involved in the establishment of the New Zealand Film Commission, Ngā Taonga and the Wellington Film Society.

His tenacity, idealism, literacy and creativity, his formidable and subversive wit, his generosity and kindness have encouraged and guided the film-making here for 50 years. He was our history. Jonathan Dennis, speaking at O'Shea's memorial service, 12 July 2001

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One News Late Edition - Lindsay Shelton

2001, Subject - Television

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Forgotten Silver

1995, Subject - Television

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Breaking Barriers

1993, Subject - Television

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Marae - John O'Shea on Tangata Whenua

1993, Subject - Television

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Te Rua

1991, Producer - Film

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Kaleidoscope - Ngati

1987, Subject - Television

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Ka Mate! Ka Mate!

1987, Producer - Short Film

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Ngāti

1987, Producer - Film

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Leave All Fair

1985, Producer - Film

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Among the Cinders

1983, Producer, Writer - Film

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Cinema

1981, Subject - Television

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Pictures

1981, Writer, Producer - Film

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Autumn Fires

1977, Producer - Television

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Women in Power - Indira Gandhi

1976, Producer - Television

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Ashes

1975, Producer - Television

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Lost in the Garden of the World

1975, Producer - Television

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The Hum

1974, Producer - Short Film

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Rollin' thru New Zealand with Kenny Rogers and The First Edition

1974, Producer - Television

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Tangata Whenua

1974, Producer - Television

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Tangata Whenua - Waikato

1974, Producer - Television

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Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

1973, Producer - Television

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Survey - Take Three Passions

1972, Producer - Television

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Survey - Deciding

1972, Producer - Television

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Survey - The Unbelievable Glory of the Human Voice

1972, Producer - Television

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Survey - The Town that Lost a Miracle

1972, Producer - Television

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Survey - The Day We Landed on The Most Perfect Planet In the Universe

1971, Producer - Television

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Survey - Getting Together

1971, Producer - Television

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Survey

1970 - 1972, Producer - Television

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The Glow of Gold

1968, Producer, Writer - Short Film

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Giants of the Past

1967, Director, Writer, Producer, Editor - Short Film

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Don't Let it Get You

1966, Director, Producer, Editor - Film

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Keep Them Waiting

1963, Producer, Writer - Short Film

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The Sound of Seeing

1963, Producer - Television

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Grand Prix Down Under

1957, Producer, Editor - Short Film

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Broken Barrier

1952, Co-Director, Co-Producer, Writer, Camera - Film