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Ken Sparks

Editor

Ken Sparks has a BA in Music and Drama. His introduction to editing was as an assistant on Vincent Ward classic In Spring One Plants Alone. Since then he has edited drama, dance films, many documentaries, music videos and commercials. Sparks has won three NZ TV awards, including for James K Baxter doco The Road to Jerusalem and as co-editor of acclaimed quake chronicle When a City Falls. He also directed on hit series Heartland.

I always reckon I got involved in editing at just the right time — New Zealand documentaries have flourished over the last 30 years and the way technology has improved is phenomenal. Ken Sparks

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A Flickering Truth

2015, Co-Editor - Film

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Te Araroa: Tales from the Trails - First Episode

2015, Editor - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Editor - Television

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Helen Clark: The Road to Power

2013, Editor - Television

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When a City Falls

2011, Editor - Film

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The Hunt for the Pink and White Terraces

2011, Editor - Television

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Blank Spaces

2010, Editor - Short Film

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Death Goes to Disco

2006, Editor - Music video

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Black Grace - From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow

2005, Editor - Television

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Ben and Olivia: The Search for Truth

2002, Editor - Television

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Early Days Yet

2001, Offline Editor - Television

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Te Po Uriuri (The Enveloping Night)

2001, Editor - Short Film

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1981 - A Country at War

2000, Editor - Television

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The Truth about Māori

2000, Editor - Television

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Kiwi Buddha

2000, Editor - Television

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The Family

1999, Editor - Television

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Bastion Point - The Untold Story

1999, Editor - Television

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The Irish Connection

1999, Editor - Television

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The London Connection

1999, Editor - Television

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Hurtle

1998, Editor - Short Film

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Perfectly Frank - The Life of a New Zealand Writer

1998, Editor - Television

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Pacific Ikon

1998, Editor - Television

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The Road to Jerusalem

1997, Editor - Television

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Heartland - The Catlins

1996, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Lyttelton

1996, Editor - Television

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The Roaring Forties Tour

1995, Editor - Television

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Booze Culture

1994, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Fendalton

1994, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Glenorchy

1994, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Haast

1994, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Far North

1994, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Bluff

1994, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Patea

1994, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Waimarino

1994, Editor - Television

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Heartland - French Pass

1993, Editor, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Gore

1993, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Omarama

1993, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Chatham Islands

1993, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Hokianga

1993, Editor - Television

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Heartland - Living in the Maniototo

1993, Editor - Television

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Split Enz - Spellbound

1993, Editor - Television

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Lovelock

1992, Editor - Short Film

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Heartland

1991 - 1996, Editor, Director - Television

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Heartland - Stewart Island

1991, Editor - Television

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Space Knights

1989, Editor - Television

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Carmen

1989, Editor - Television

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McCormick Country

1989, Editor - Television

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Raglan by the Sea

1987, Editor - Television

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Milestones - The Tour of the Century

1986, Editor - Television

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Heart of the High Country - First Episode

1985, Editor - Television

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Te Rerenga Wairua

1984, Editor - Short Film

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The Scarecrow

1981, Assistant Editor - Film