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Oscar Kightley

Actor, Writer, Director

Oscar Kightley, MNZM, is a man of many talents. After launching The Naked Samoans, he worked with the comedy troupe over five seasons of hit series bro’Town, NZ's first animated show to play in prime time. The group also featured in movie Sione’s Wedding and its 2012 sequel, both of which Kightley co-wrote. In 2013 he took on a serious role: starring as a Samoan-Kiwi detective in TV series Harry.

A revolutionary who has changed the complexion of local popular culture. Writer Diana Wichtel in The Listener, 9 December 2006

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Interview

Oscar Kightley: On bro'Town, Sione's Wedding, and more...

Interview, 2009

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Interview

Oscar Kightley - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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Educators

2019 - 2020, As: Dr Fa'aluka - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Billy T James

2019, Subject - Web

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Tagata Pasifika

2019, Subject - Web

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Three Turns 30 - Promo

2019, Subject - Television

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The Breaker Upperers

2018, As: Client - Film

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1918: Samoa and the Ship of Death (Talune)

2018, Subject - Web

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NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

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Shortland Street - "Not Your Penis" Moment

2017, Storyliner - Television

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016, As: Policeman - Film

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Ewen Gilmour - Westie Legend

2015, Subject - Television

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Not Set in Stone

2014, As: Latecomer at the pub - Film

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Harry

2013, As: Detective Harry Anglesea, Writer - Television

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Rooster Rooster Dragon Rat - Oscar's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac

2013, Presenter - Television

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Harry - This is Personal (First Episode)

2013, As: Detective Sergeant Harry Anglesea, Writer - Television

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Tom's Dairy

2013, Writer, Director - Short Film

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Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

2012, Writer, Associate Producer, As: Albert - Film

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Super City

2013, Director, Writer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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Radiradirah

2010, Creator, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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Radiradirah - First Episode

2010, Creator, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

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Rocked the Nation

2008 - 2011, Subject - Television

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Walk Right Up

2007, Director - Music video

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AotearoHA

2007, 2009, Presenter - Television

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Questions for Mr Reynolds

2007, Subject - Television

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Tagata Pasifika - 20th Anniversary Special

2007, Subject - Television

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Made in Taiwan

2006, Presenter - Television

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Sione's Wedding

2006, Writer, As: Albert, Associate Producer - Film

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bro'Town - Morningside Story

2005, Writer, As: Vale Pepelo - Television

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Dawn Raids

2005, Subject - Television

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bro'Town - Honky the Wonder Horse

2005, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

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bro'Town

2004 - 2009, As: Various Voices, Writer - Television

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bro'Town - Get Rucked

2004, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

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bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

2004, Writer, As: Vale Pepelo - Television

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Children of the Migration

2004, Subject - Television

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Intrepid Journeys

2012, Presenter - Television

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The Living Room - Series One, Episode Eight

2002, Subject - Television

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Chinks, Coconuts and Curry-munchers

2002, Subject - Television

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Ōtara Market

2001, Presenter - Television

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Tagata Pasifika - The Naked Samoans

2001, Subject - Television

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Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

1997, Writer, Actor - Television

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Skitz

1993 - 1997, As: Various Characters, Writer - Television

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Shortland Street

1992 - 93, Writer - Television

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LIFE (Life in the Fridge Exists)

1989 - 1991, Presenter - Television