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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

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Interview

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

Interview, 2014

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Director - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries - First Episode

2014, Director - Television

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Siege

2012, Director - Television

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Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

2005, Producer - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005, Producer - Television

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Serial Killers

2004, Director - Television

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Serial Killers - A Compilation

2004, Director - Television

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Turangawaewae / A Place to Stand

2003, Executive Producer - Short Film

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The Strip

2002, Director - Television

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Duggan

1999, Director - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, Director - Television

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Willy Nilly

1998, Writer, Director, Composer - Short Film

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Share the Dream

1997, Director - Television

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Cover Story - Episode Two

1995, Director - Television

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Cover Story

1995 - 1996, Director - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992, Director - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Director - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Deceptive Appearances

1990, Director - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Ride a Black Horse

1990, Director - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - The Birdman

1990, Director - Television

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Open House

1986, Director - Television

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Country GP

1984 - 1985, Director - Television

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Heroes

1984 - 1986, Producer, Director, Creator - Television

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Heroes - First Episode

1984, Producer, Director - Television

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Casualties of Peace

1982, Director, Producer - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 81, Director - Television

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Ngaio Marsh Theatre

1978, First Assistant Director - Television

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Radio Waves

1978, Director - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, First Assistant Director - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair

1977, First Assistant Director - Television

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NZBC Network News

1974 - 75, Floor Manager - Television