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Peta Carey

Director, Producer, Presenter

Award-winning documentary maker Peta Carey has framed subjects from a Kiwi buddha to Fiordland waterfalls, Pacific atolls to paragliders. She cut her teeth as a presenter on kids show Spot On, then began directing current affairs. Genetic research examination Lifting of the Makutu won her a 2006 NZ Screen Award. Carey runs Watershed Films, and has written feature stories for North & South and The Listener.

I was never completely comfortable in front of the camera, particularly as a woman. I have always loved, and will continue to tell, stories. It's far more satisfying. Peta Carey, on shifting from presenting Spot On to directing