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John Reid

Director, Writer

John Reid made his feature debut with an acclaimed version of hit Roger Hall stage play Middle Age Spread. He went on to direct three more features ranging from raw comedy to moody arthouse pieces — plus documentaries, TV dramas and commercials. Reid has also been head tutor at the New Zealand Film and Television School in Wellington, and written the definitive book on the history of Pacific Films. 

New Zealanders have a thirst to see their own characters on screen. John Reid in an interview with The Sunday Times, 1 July 1979

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The Making of Smash Palace

2004, Director - Short Film

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Reluctant Revolutionary

2004, Picture Research - Television

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The Making of Sleeping Dogs

2004, Director - Short Film

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The Strip

2002 - 2003, Director - Television

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Duggan

1999, Director - Television

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The Tribe

1999 - 2003, Director - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, Director - Television

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The Last Tattoo

1994, Director, Story - Film

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Open House

1986 - 1987, Director - Television

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Seekers

1986, Director - Television

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Leave All Fair

1985, Director, Writer - Film

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Inside Straight

1984, Director - Television

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Hometown Boomtown

1983, Director, Producer - Television

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Loose Enz - Coming and Going

1982, As: Jimmy - Television

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Carry Me Back

1982, Director, Writer - Film

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A Question of Power - The Manapouri Debate

1980, Narrator - Television

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Middle Age Spread

1979, Director - Film

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Red Mole on the Road

1979, Writer - Film

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The Les Deverett Variety Hour - Episode

1978, As: Various roles - Television

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The Les Deverett Variety Hour

1978, As: Various roles - Television

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Dream in the Making - The Making of Sleeping Dogs

1977, Director, Narrator - Short Film

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The Governor 5 - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, As: William Mair (officer requesting surrender at Ōrākau) - Television

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Close to Home

1978 - 1981, Director - Television

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Percy the Policeman - Series

1974, As: Man who falls off stick (episode two) - Television

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Wahine Day

1973, Presenter - Short Film

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One of Those People that Live in the World

1973, As: Husband - Television

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NZBC Actors' Workshops

1967, Game for Five Players actor (wearing cap) - Television