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Philip Smith

Producer

Television producer Philip Smith made his name with a stable of internationally-successful sports programmes. These days, as head of production company Great Southern Film and Television, he has been expanding from comic shows like Eating Media Lunch into other fields — including reality shows (Rescue 1), Moa-nominated telemovie The Kick and 2008 movie Apron Strings

I thought I’d build a company with a couple of good shows and be comfortable. But in a way it’s my nature to grow things. I can’t stop myself. Philip Smith

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Interview

Philip Smith: Great Southern producer...

Interview, 2010

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NZ Wars - Stories of Waitara

2019, Executive Producer - Web

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Alone

2018, As: Charlie's dad - Short Film

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The Hui: Ngā Mōrehu - Survivors of State Abuse

2017, Executive Producer - Television

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The Dance Exponents - Why Does Love? (excerpt)

2017, Executive Producer, Writer - Television

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NZ Wars - The Stories of Ruapekapeka

2017, Executive Producer - Web

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Hillary

2016, Executive Producer - Television

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The Hui

2016 - ongoing, Executive Producer - Television

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Hillary - First Episode (excerpt)

2016, Executive Producer - Television

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The Kick

2014, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Agent Anna

2013 - 2014, Executive Producer - Television

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Agent Anna - First Episode

2013, Executive Producer - Television

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Shearing Gang

2012, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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Shearing Gang - First Episode

2012, Creator, Producer - Television

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Inside Outward Bound - The New Zealand Journey

2011, Executive Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Birdland

2009, Executive Producer - Television

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The Cult - First Episode

2009, Original Idea, Executive Producer - Television

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Birdland - First Episode

2009, Executive Producer - Television

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The Cult

2009, Executive Producer, Original Idea - Television

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The Pretender - Series Two, Episode One

2008, Executive Producer, Creator, Story - Television

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A Thousand Apologies

2008, Executive Producer - Television

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The Millen Baird Show - First Episode

2008, Executive Producer - Television

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Police College - First Episode

2006, Executive Producer - Television

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No Opportunity Wasted - Tough Guy (Episode)

2006, Executive Producer - Television

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Eating Media Lunch - The Worst of EML

2006, Executive Producer - Television

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No Opportunity Wasted

2006, Executive Producer - Television

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The Unauthorised History of New Zealand

2005, Executive Producer, Co-Creator - Television

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The Unauthorised History of New Zealand - Visitors (Episode One)

2005, Executive Producer - Television

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The Pretender

2005 - 2008, Executive Producer, Co-Creator - Television

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The Unauthorised History of New Zealand - Sex (excerpts)

2005, Executive Producer - Television

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The Lion Man - First Episode

2004, Executive Producer - Television

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The Lion Man

2004, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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Eating Media Lunch

2003, Executive Producer, Co-Creator - Television