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Juliette Veber

Director

Born in England in 1973, Juliette Veber moved to Auckland with her parents when she was five. After graduating with a Bachelor of Communications Studies from AUT, majoring in television, she entered the film industry in 1995. 

One of her first jobs was as production co-ordinator on director Harry Sinclair's TV series and feature film Topless Women Talk About Their Lives. She went on to work closely with Sinclair and producer Fiona Copland, as associate producer on The Price of Milk (2000), then as producer on Toy Love (2002).

Whilst developing a documentary in New York City about Chinese garment workers, Veber decided to return to film a documentary in her home city of Auckland. 

She then spent three years researching and shooting feature-length documentary Trouble Is My Business. The film revolves around unconventional South Auckland truancy officer and assistant school principal Gary Peach. 

The resulting documentary premiered to acclaim in the 2008 NZ International Film Festival. The NZ Herald called it a "very moving report from education's frontline ... a compelling watch".

In 2006, Veber moved to Wellington to take up the position of Short Film Manager at the New Zealand Film Commission.