Lisa Chatfield began producing shorts and commercials after studying television at the NZ Broadcasting School. Her first feature, Dunedin tale Scarfies, was a solid hit. After time at companies Working Title Australia and Eyeworks, she joined the NZ Film Commission in 2009, and later rose to become Head of Production and Development. In 2016 Chatfield moved to Pūkeko Pictures, as Head of Scripted Development.
It was a real privilege to be working with so many producers, directors and writers, to walk alongside them on the crazy journey that is making a film. The most powerful thing for me was to see so many films made that were being watched by a diverse NZ audience. Lisa Chatfield, on her time as Head of Production and Development at the NZ Film Commission