Murray Keane

Director, Actor

Fresh from drama school Toi Whakaari, Murray Keane was cast as a 1960s teen in TV series Peppermint Twist. He followed it by playing multiple roles in sketch show Away Laughing, and co-starring in short film Valley of the Stereos. In the early 1990s Keane began transitioning into directing, via both short films and the first of many Shortland Street episodes. Among many other high profile shows, he has directed for Outrageous Fortune, Westside, Step Dave and The Almighty Johnsons. In 2008 he created and directed boy racer series Ride with the Devil. He has been nominated twice for his directing work on Interrogation

I'm really proud of Diplomatic Immunity ... We all sit back and go 'where did that not take off?' Because we had really high hopes for that. Murray Keane, on 2008 comedy series Diplomatic Immunity, in his ScreenTalk interview for NZ On Screen

Interview

Murray Keane: From acting to directing in prime time…

Interview, 2013

Westside

2015 - 2018, Director - Television

Step Dave

2014 - 2015, Director - Television

The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Director - Television

Agent Anna

2014, Director - Television

The Blue Rose

2013, As: Keith Cranston - Television

Nothing Trivial

2011 - 2013, Director - Television

The Almighty Johnsons

2011 - 2013, Director - Television

What Really Happened - Waitangi

2011, As: Baker - Television

Go Girls

2012 - 2013, Director - Television

Ride with the Devil - 1, First Episode

2007, Creator, Writer, Director, Storyliner, Associate Producer - Television

Ride with the Devil - 2, Episode Two

2007, Director, Creator, Writer, Storyliner, Associate Producer - Television

Ride with the Devil - 3, Episode Three

2007, Director, Creator, Associate Producer, Storyliner - Television

Ride with the Devil - 4, Episode Four

2007, Creator, Storyliner, Associate Producer, Director, Writer - Television

Ride with the Devil - 5, Episode Five

2007, Creator, Director, Writer, Storyliner - Television

Ride with the Devil - 6, Episode Six

2007, Director, Creator, Writer - Television

Outrageous Fortune

2006 - 2009, Director - Television

Spooked

2004, As: George Lipsham - Film

Virginity - the Men

2003, Director - Television

Falling Sparrows

2000, Director, Writer - Short Film

Jackson's Wharf

2000, Director - Television

Jackson's Wharf - First Episode

1999, Director - Television

Shortland Street - The end of Lionel?

1999, Director - Television

The Tribe

2002 - 2003, Director - Television

Home Movie

1997, As: Gibbo - Television

Mirror Mirror

1995, As: Josef - Television

Shortland Street - 1995 Christmas episode (truck crash)

1995, Director - Television

Overnight

1995, As: Ray - Television

Planet Man

1995, As: The Groom - Short Film

Prickle

1994, Director, Writer - Short Film

Desperate Remedies

1993, As: Chorus member - Film

Shortland Street

1992 - 2015, Director - Television

Absent Without Leave

1992, As: Nobby - Film

Away Laughing - Series Two, Episode One

1992, As: Blind Mate contestant, schoolboy, Australian, various roles - Television

Braindead

1992, As: Scroat - Film

Ends Meat

1992, As: Butcher - Short Film

Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, Director - Television

Valley of the Stereos

1992, As: Ted - Short Film

Away Laughing

1991 - 1992, As: Various roles - Television

Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, As: Takeaways guy, various roles - Television

Chunuk Bair

1991, As: Smiler - Film

LIFE (Life in the Fridge Exists) - Christmas Episode

1989, As: Director - Television

Peppermint Twist

1987, As: Chris Watts - Television

Peppermint Twist - Let's Limbo Some More

1987, As: Chris Watts - Television

Open House

1986, As: Robbie - Television

Mortimer's Patch

1984, As: Steve Rink - Television