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Michelle Turner

Producer, Production Manager

Michelle Turner has worked on everything from splatter classic Braindead to Bread & Roses. Her CV covers a wide range of behind the scenes roles, from production manager to producer. In 2001 she produced her first feature Stickmen. The tale of friends who enter an underground pool contest sold to more than 20 countries. Then she joined the producing team on London-set romance Bollywood Queen. Turner was a producer on documentary Children of the Migration and TV drama The Lost Children. She has also worked on the Fijian shoot for Tom Hanks hit Cast Away, and in sales for the NZ Film Commission.

On Stickmen we had a very tight budget and a lot of speaking roles, so we cast Nick Ward the writer in one of the small roles — plus he rewrote the script, to save us from having to shoot a whole lot of driving scenes. This sort of creative collaboration is one of the joys of being a producer. In fact his role was as the prostitute's customer so it was very entertaining to watch. Michelle Turner on producing 2001 movie Stickmen

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Lowdown Dirty Criminals

2020, Line Producer - Film

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - 7 Days

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Billy T James

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Country Calendar

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Outrageous Fortune

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Play It Strange

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Shortland Street

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Suddenly Strange

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Tagata Pasifika

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - The New Zealand Wars

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - The X Factor (NZ)

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Wellington Paranormal

2019, Production Manager - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - What Now?

2019, Production Manager - Web

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The World in Your Window

2017, Executive Producer - Short Film

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Pot Luck - Series Two

2017, Production Manager - Web

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Predicament

2010, Production Manager - Film

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Home by Christmas

2010, Production Manager - Film

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Show of Hands

2008, Production Manager - Film

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River Queen

2005, Production Coordinator - Film

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Children of the Migration

2004, Producer - Television

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Stickmen

2001, Producer - Film

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Bread & Roses

1993, Production Coordinator - Television

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Braindead

1992, Production Coordinator , As: Mistress of Lionel's Dad - Film

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Valley of the Stereos

1992, Line Producer - Short Film