Philly de Lacey heads company Screentime New Zealand. De Lacey began in television in 1999. By 2003 she was producing the company’s newly-launched show Police Ten 7; three years later she became managing director at Screentime NZ. The company’s staple of shows ranges across drama (Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud, Siege), and various long-running actuality series (Beyond the Darklands, Marae DIY).

Philly may be pint-sized, but she punches far above her weight — a born producer and leader: intelligent, creative, fearless, sensitive and audience-savvy. Entertainment lawyer Karen Soich

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Straight Forward

2019, Executive Producer - Television

I Am...

2018 - Television

In a Flash

2018, Executive Producer - Television

Marae DIY - 100th Renovation (Series 14, Episode Nine)

2018, Executive Producer - Television

Dear Murderer

2017, Executive Producer - Television

Resolve

2017, Director - Television

Marae DIY - Patea Māori Club (Series 13, Episode One)

2017, Executive Producer - Television

The Patea Māori Club whare was in desperate need of repair when the Marae DIY team stopped by to give it a revamp. The catch — there’s only four days to do it. The renovations are given a personal note as the show’s regular builder Hare Annef is a Patea local. Also lending a hand are soldiers from the nearby School of Military Engineering. The pressure builds as mid-construction changes are made to the plans, while elsewhere local kuia reflect on the storied history of the club. As the clock ticks down, the race is on to finish, lest the iconic club go without a whare. 

Bombshell

2016, Executive Producer - Television

Pike River

2016, Producer - Television

The Monster of Mangatiti

2015, Producer, Director - Documentary Material - Television

I Am Innocent

2015 - 2016, Executive Producer - Television

Venus and Mars

2015, Executive Producer - Television

Marae DIY - Maungapohatu Marae (Series 11, Episode Five)

2015, Executive Producer - Television

For this 2015 Marae DIY episode, presenters Ria Hall and Te Ori Paki travel deep into Tūhoe territory to makeover the unique Maungapōhatu marae. The settlement was established by prophet Rua Kenana in 1907, beneath the sacred mountain of Maungapōhatu. The remote location means the Tamakaimoana people have had to embody the DIY of the show’s name. The team uncover relics of Kenana’s circular parliament, gather native bush seasoning for the hangi, and face mud and rain, horses wandering onto the marae, and getting concrete mixers up the steep mountain.

Marae DIY - Rongomaraeroa-o-nga-hau e wha Marae (Series 11, Episode Three)

2015, Executive Producer - Television

This episode from the 11th season of the award-winning show sees presenters Te Ori Paki and Ria Hall and company makeover a unique marae: Rongomaraeroa-o-nga-hau e wha. The marae in Waiouru serves members of the NZ Army — aka Ngāti Tūmatauenga — and the local community. Capturing the role of taha Māori in the Defence Force, the makeover enlists 140 new Army recruits, locals, whānau, hapu, ex-military personnel from all over New Zealand, and Victoria Cross recipient Willie Apiata. This season saw Marae DIY shift from Māori Television to TV3.

How to Murder Your Wife

2014, Executive Producer - Television

Water Patrol

2013, Executive Producer

Descent from Disaster

2013 - 2015, Executive Producer - Television

Using interviews, reenactments and archive images, each episode of Screentime series Descent from Disaster examines a major New Zealand disaster — what happened, and what was learnt. Presenters were chosen for their connection to each topic. Sailor Andrew Fagan outlines the 1894 wreck of the SS Wairarapa off Great Barrier Island; weatherman and pilot Jim Hickey looks at a 1948 Ruapehu plane crash; Leigh Hart asks his miner father about the 1967 explosion at the Strongman mine. The first season of seven episodes screened in 2013. Another six followed in 2015.  

Descent from Disaster - Strongman Mine Disaster

2013, Executive Producer - Television

On 19 January 1967, an explosion rocked the Strongman coal mine on the West Coast, causing the deaths of 19 miners. This documentary, part of a series investigating NZ disasters, sees TV personality Leigh Hart examining what happened that day in Rūnanga, and how it affected the community. Interviewees include Hart’s own family: his Dad, who was in the mine at the time, his mother, and his Uncle Terry, who was part of the rescue team. This two-minute excerpt includes a reenactment of the disaster, and Leigh examining the outside of the old mine.

The Animal Files

2012, Executive Producer

Safe House

2012, Executive Producer - Television

Siege

2012, Executive Producer - Television

On 7 May 2009, police executing a search warrant in a Napier suburb were shot at by Jan Molenaar. Senior Constable Len Snee was killed, two officers and a neighbour injured; a 50 hour siege ensued. This adaptation of the events into a telefeature dominated the 2012 New Zealand Television Awards, winning Best One-off Drama, Script (John Banas), Performance (Mark Mitchinson as Molenaar), Supporting Actress (Miriama Smith), and Best Sound Design (Chris Burt). Hawke's Bay Today reviewer Roger Moroney said of the Mike Smith-directed drama: "They got it right".

Ice

2011, Executive Producer - Television

Underbelly NZ - Land of the Long Green Cloud

2011, Executive Producer - Television

Bloodlines

2010, Executive Producer - Television

This 2010 telefeature is based on the true crime story of South African-born Dr Colin Bouwer (played by Mark Mitchinson), who used his medical knowledge to poison and kill his wife Annette. A Dunedin doctor and policeman foiled his plot to get away with murder. Directed by Peter Burger (Until Proven Innocent), Bloodlines won gongs for actors Mitchinson and Craig Hall at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards, and nominations for Burger's direction, Donna Malane and Paula Boock's script, and the work of actor Nathalie Boltt.

Illegal NZ

2009, Executive Producer

Skin to Skin

2009, Producer - Television

The Missing

2009 - 2010, Producer - Television

Beyond the Darklands

2008 - 2012, Executive Producer - Television

Māori Television Anzac Day Coverage

2007, 2008, Executive Producer - Television

Sing like a Superstar

2005, Associate Producer - Television

To Catch A Thief

2005, Producer

Marae DIY

2004 - ongoing, Executive Producer - Television

Long-running series Marae DIY brings a tangata whenua twist to the home renovation format. Series creator Nevak Rogers describes the bilingual production as "the programme which helps marae knock out their 10 year plans in just four days". The drama of the building mahi is mixed with humour, whānau-spirit, tikanga (protocol) and history, and even makeovers for the nannies. For Marae DIY's 11th season in 2015, it shifted from Māori Television to TV3. In 2007 the 'Manutuke Marae' episode won a Qantas Award for Best Reality Show.

Police Ten 7

2002 - ongoing, Executive Producer, Producer - Television

Taking its name from police code for "a unit has arrived at the job", Police Ten 7 is a long running TV2 show which adds elements of reality TV to the crime-fighting model pioneered by the BBC's Crimewatch (which ran on TVNZ from 1987 to 1995). Made in conjunction with the NZ Police, and fronted until 2014 by retired Detective Inspector Graham Bell, the series profiles wanted criminals, asks for public help to solve crimes, and features behind the scenes policing stories. It achieved international fame after the "blow on the pie" incident. Sergeant Rob Lemoto began presenting in September 2015.

It's Your Money!

2001, Production Manager

Five O'Clock with Jude Dobson

2001, Producer - Television

Crime Scene

2006 - 2008, Executive Producer - Television