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

A Flickering Truth

2015, Co-Editor - Film

Te Araroa: Tales from the Trails - First Episode

2015, Editor - Television

The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Editor - Television

Helen Clark: The Road to Power

2013, Editor - Television

When a City Falls

2011, Editor - Film

The Hunt for the Pink and White Terraces

2011, Editor - Television

Blank Spaces

2010, Editor - Short Film

Death Goes to Disco

2006, Editor - Music video

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

2005, Editor - Television

Ben and Olivia: The Search for Truth

2002, Editor - Television

Early Days Yet

2001, Offline Editor - Television

Te Po Uriuri (The Enveloping Night)

2001, Editor - Short Film

The Truth about Māori

2000, Editor - Television

Kiwi Buddha

2000, Editor - Television

The Family

1999, Editor - Television

Bastion Point - The Untold Story

1999, Editor - Television

The Irish Connection

1999, Editor - Television

The London Connection

1999, Editor - Television

Hurtle

1998, Editor - Short Film

Perfectly Frank - The Life of a New Zealand Writer

1998, Editor - Television

Pacific Ikon

1998, Editor - Television

The Road to Jerusalem

1997, Editor - Television

Heartland - The Catlins

1996, Editor - Television

Heartland - Lyttelton

1996, Editor - Television

The Roaring Forties Tour

1995, Editor - Television

Booze Culture

1994, Editor - Television

Heartland - Fendalton

1994, Editor - Television

Heartland - Glenorchy

1994, Editor - Television

Heartland - Haast

1994, Editor - Television

Heartland - Far North

1994, Editor - Television

Heartland - Bluff

1994, Editor - Television

Heartland - Patea

1994, Editor - Television

Heartland - Waimarino

1994, Editor - Television

Heartland - French Pass

1993, Editor, Editor - Television

Heartland - Gore

1993, Editor - Television

Heartland - Omarama

1993, Editor - Television

Heartland - Chatham Islands

1993, Editor - Television

Heartland - Hokianga

1993, Editor - Television

Heartland - Living in the Maniototo

1993, Editor - Television

Split Enz - Spellbound

1993, Editor - Television

Lovelock

1992, Editor - Short Film

Heartland

1991 - 1996, Editor, Director - Television

Heartland - Stewart Island

1991, Editor - Television

Space Knights

1989, Editor - Television

Carmen

1989, Editor - Television

McCormick Country

1989, Editor - Television

Raglan by the Sea

1987, Editor - Television

Milestones - The Tour of the Century

1986, Editor - Television

Heart of the High Country - First Episode

1985, Editor - Television

Te Rerenga Wairua

1984, Editor - Short Film

The Scarecrow

1981, Assistant Editor - Film