Michael Forlong

Director, Writer, Editor

After managing to introduce drama and dance into his post WWII films for the National Film Unit, filmmaker Michael Forlong spent the remainder of his career directing features in Europe. In 1972 he returned to New Zealand to shoot children's tale Rangi's Catch, discovering actor Temuera Morrison in the process. 

Not only is Rangi’s Catch one of the best children’s films ever made, it is grand entertainment for people of all ages. Veteran reviewer Catherine de la Roche, in The Dominion