Melanie Rakena

Director/ Producer

Melanie Rakena partnered with Jane Andrews in 2002 to create JAM TV, who specialise in popular factual television, much of it involving travel. JAM programmes such as Intrepid Journeys, Off The Rails and Global Radar have managed to achieve both popular and critical acclaim.

I'm very glad I didn't listen to the careers officer at Temuka High School who told me to go and work at the bank. Melanie Rakena

Interview

Jam TV: An award-winning boutique production company...

Interview, 2010

NZ Story

2013, Producer - Television

This Town

2013 - 2015, Producer - Television

NZ Story - Helena McAlpine, Living Every Moment

2013, Producer - Television

NZ Story - Meng Foon

2013, Producer - Television

This Town - First Episode

2013, Director, Producer - Television

North

2011, Director - Television

The Hunt for the Pink and White Terraces

2011, Executive Producer - Television

North - First Episode

2011, Director, Producer - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Rwanda (Rhys Darby)

2009, Director, Executive Producer - Television

South

2009, Producer - Television

South - First Episode

2009, Director, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Yemen (Paul Holmes)

2008, Director - Television

Off the Radar - Is Modern Christmas Sustainable?

2008, Director, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Mali (Te Radar)

2007, Executive Producer - Television

ICE

2007, Producer - Television

ICE - Mortality (Episode Four)

2007, Director, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Libya (Jeremy Wells)

2007, Executive Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Nepal (Anton Oliver)

2007, Executive Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Russia (Marcus Lush)

2007, Producer - Television

Dave Dobbyn - One Night in Matatā

2005, Co-Director, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Cuba (Kim Hill)

2005, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Indonesia (Andrew Fagan)

2005, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Malaysia (Lisa Chappell)

2005, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Morocco (Dave Dobbyn)

2005, Director, Executive Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Nicaragua (Rawiri Paratene)

2005, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Uganda (Roger Hall)

2005, Producer - Television

Off the Rails - Good as Gold (Episode 10)

2004, Director, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Borneo (Tim Shadbolt)

2004, Producer, Director - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Cambodia (Kerre Woodham)

2004, Producer, Director - Television

Intrepid Journeys - China (Katie Wolfe)

2004, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - East Timor (Karyn Hay)

2004, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Ecuador (Michael Laws)

2004, Director, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - India (Pio Terei)

2004, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Mexico (Donald Grant Sunderland)

2004, Producer, Director - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Mongolia (Hugh Sundae)

2004, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Myanmar (Jon Gadsby)

2004, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Nepal (Craig Parker)

2004, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Peru (Ewen Gilmour)

2004, Producer, Director - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Syria and Jordan (Danielle Cormack)

2004, Director - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Tibet (Paul Henry)

2004, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Vietnam (Robyn Malcolm)

2004, Producer - Television

Off the Rails - Rail Rider (Episode Nine)

2004, Director, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Bolivia (Peta Mathias)

2003, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Egypt (Marcus Lush)

2003, Producer - Television

Intrepid Journeys - Kenya (Peter Elliott)

2003, Producer - Television

Angela D'Audney - A Tribute

2002, Executive Producer - Television

From Here to Maternity - First Episode

2001, Executive Producer - Television

Trio at the Top

2001, Executive Producer - Television

Maggie's Garden Show - Ellerslie Flower Show Special

2000, Executive Producer - Television

Mucking In

2000 - 2009, Executive Producer - Television

Real Food for Real People with Jo Seagar - First Episode

1998, Floor Manager - Television