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Peter Burger

Director [Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne]

Peter Meteherangi Tikao Burger has directed a run of TV movies, including true story drama Until Proven Innocent, which won five Qantas Awards. Burger got his own awards for What Really Happened: Waitangi, a 2002 episode of Mataku, and co-directing docudrama Erebus: Operation Overdue. From an editing background, he won early success directing adverts, short Turangawaewae (which played at the Cannes Film Festival) and mockumentary Fish Skin Suit. Since then he has helmed TV movies Field Punishment No 1 and Resolve, and episodes of The Cult and The Dead Lands. He was profiled for a 2006 episode of Kete Aronui.

A good day is a day when I have created something at work that makes me feel emotional in some way, and then at home, the family can make it through the evening without getting too emotional. Peter Burger in an interview with Te Karaka, July 2013

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Interview

Peter Burger: On calling the shots...

Interview, 2011

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When We Go to War

2015, Director - Television

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When We Go to War - First Episode (excerpt)

2015, Director - Television

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Field Punishment No. 1

2014, Director - Television

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What Really Happened - Votes for Women

2012, Director, As: Vicar - Television

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Billy

2011, Director - Television

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What Really Happened - Waitangi

2011, Director - Television

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Bloodlines

2010, Director - Television

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The Cult - First Episode

2009, Director, Associate Producer - Television

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Go Girls

2010 - 11, Director - Television

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The Cult

2009, Director, Associate Producer - Television

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Until Proven Innocent

2009, Director - Television

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Burying Brian

2008, Director - Television

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Burying Brian - First Episode

2008, As: James, Director - Television

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Rude Awakenings

2007, Director - Television

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The Tattooist

2007, Director - Film

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Kete Aronui - Peter Burger

2006, Subject - Television

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Interrogation

2005, Director - Television

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, Director - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005 - 2010, Director - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Love

2005, As: Expectant father - Television

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The Pretender

2005 - 2008, Director - Television

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Tama Tū

2004, Editor - Short Film

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Turangawaewae / A Place to Stand

2003, Director - Short Film

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Hard Out

2002, Director - Television

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The Strip

2002 - 2003, Director - Television

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Mataku

2001 - 2005, Director - Television

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Fish Skin Suit

2000, Director - Television

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Ash: Ashley Thorndyke - Work in Progress

1995, Co-Director, Editor, Camera - Short Film