Mike Smith

Director

Since cutting his teeth on 1978 soap Radio Waves, Mike Smith has built one of the longest directing CVs in local television, winning awards en route for both drama and comedy. In 2005 he produced the debut season of Outrageous Fortune, and played a hand in its casting. He has also created or helped create shows Heroes, hit comedy Willy Nilly, The Lost Children and campground comedy Sunny Skies.

Right now Mike's in a sweet spot, doing some of the best work of his career (Siege, Underbelly, Almighty Johnsons), possibly because he seems determined not to rest on the laurels of his extensive experience, but to push himself out of his comfort zone. Director/producer Mark Beesley, quoted in April 2014

Interview

Mike Smith: On directing drama and passing on Russell Crowe...

Interview, 2014

The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Director - Television

The Brokenwood Mysteries - First Episode

2014, Director - Television

Siege

2012, Director - Television

Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

2005, Producer - Television

Outrageous Fortune

2005, Producer - Television

Serial Killers

2004, Director - Television

Serial Killers - A Compilation

2004, Director - Television

Turangawaewae / A Place to Stand

2003, Executive Producer - Short Film

The Strip

2002, Director - Television

Duggan

1999, Director - Television

William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, Director - Television

Willy Nilly

1998, Writer, Director, Composer - Short Film

Share the Dream

1997, Director - Television

Cover Story - Episode Two

1995, Director - Television

Cover Story

1995 - 1996, Director - Television

Marlin Bay

1992, Director - Television

The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Director - Television

The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Deceptive Appearances

1990, Director - Television

The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Ride a Black Horse

1990, Director - Television

The New Adventures of Black Beauty - The Birdman

1990, Director - Television

Open House

1986, Director - Television

Country GP

1984 - 1985, Director - Television

Heroes

1984 - 1986, Producer, Director, Creator - Television

Heroes - First Episode

1984, Producer, Director - Television

Casualties of Peace

1982, Director, Producer - Television

Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 81, Director - Television

Ngaio Marsh Theatre

1978, First Assistant Director - Television

Radio Waves

1978, Director - Television

The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, First Assistant Director - Television

The Mackenzie Affair

1977, First Assistant Director - Television

NZBC Network News

1974 - 75, Floor Manager - Television