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

One News Late Edition - Lindsay Shelton

2001, Subject - Television

Forgotten Silver

1995, Subject - Television

Breaking Barriers

1993, Subject - Television

Marae - John O'Shea on Tangata Whenua

1993, Subject - Television

Te Rua

1991, Producer - Film

Kaleidoscope - Ngati

1987, Subject - Television

Ka Mate! Ka Mate!

1987, Producer - Short Film

Ngāti

1987, Producer - Film

Leave All Fair

1985, Producer - Film

Among the Cinders

1983, Producer, Writer - Film

Cinema

1981, Subject - Television

Pictures

1981, Writer, Producer - Film

Autumn Fires

1977, Producer - Television

Women in Power - Indira Gandhi

1976, Producer - Television

Ashes

1975, Producer - Television

Lost in the Garden of the World

1975, Producer - Television

The Hum

1974, Producer - Short Film

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

1974, Producer - Television

Tangata Whenua

1974, Producer - Television

Tangata Whenua - Waikato

1974, Producer - Television

Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

1973, Producer - Television

Survey - Take Three Passions

1972, Producer - Television

Survey - Deciding

1972, Producer - Television

Survey - The Unbelievable Glory of the Human Voice

1972, Producer - Television

Survey - The Town that Lost a Miracle

1972, Producer - Television

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

1971, Producer - Television

Survey - Getting Together

1971, Producer - Television

Survey

1970 - 1972, Producer - Television

The Glow of Gold

1968, Producer, Writer - Short Film

Giants of the Past

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

Don't Let it Get You

1966, Director, Producer, Editor - Film

Keep Them Waiting

1963, Producer, Writer - Short Film

The Sound of Seeing

1963, Producer - Television

Grand Prix Down Under

1957, Producer, Editor - Short Film

Broken Barrier

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