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Rachale Davies

Producer, Director (Ngāti Māhanga)

Rachale Davies was 16 when she started her TV career, reporting for teen show InFocus. She moved behind the camera in the early 2000s, producing, shooting and researching stories for iconic children's show Blue Peter and reality show Diet Trials at the BBC in London. On returning to New Zealand, Davies directed on The Apprentice New Zealand and the first season of New Zealand's Next Top Model. In Australia, she produced The Farmer Wants a Wife (season eight), and was a casting producer for Big Brother. Davies went on to work as a series producer at Attitude Pictures in Auckland.

In this business, you have to be tenacious, driven and most of all passionate. It gets under your skin, it's like a drug — we know we need a break and yet like a moth to a flame we always go back for another hit. Rachale Davies, on working in the screen industry