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Roger Donaldson

Director, Writer

Roger Donaldson is notable for spearheading the New Zealand film renaissance with Sleeping Dogs (1977). He has been busy directing in Hollywood for much of the period since. Donaldson's first Kiwi story since acclaimed drama Smash Palace (1981) was Burt Munro biopic The World’s Fastest Indian (2005) — the most successful New Zealand film on home soil until the arrival of Taika Waititi's Boy in 2010.

Any lucky chances I got came from working 80 hours a week. Roger Donaldson

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Interview

Ian Mune and Roger Donaldson on Winners & Losers...

Interview, 2018

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Interview

Roger Donaldson: Sleeping Dogs, Smash Palace, Hollywood, and more…

Interview, 2014

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NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

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McLaren

2017, Director - Film

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The Life of Ian

2007, Subject - Television

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The World's Fastest Indian

2005, Director, Writer, Producer - Film

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One Network News - 2004 Cannes Film Festival

2004, Subject - Television

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Numero Bruno

2000, Subject - Television

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Coming Home - Roger Donaldson & Steve Millen

1999, Subject - Television

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Cowboys of Culture

1990, Subject - Television

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Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, the Past Decade

1987, Subject - Television

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Kaleidoscope - Roger Donaldson in Hollywood

1985, Subject - Television

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Patu!

1983, Camera - Film

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Sheba (She Sha She Shoo)

1983, Director - Music video

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Jocko - Man with a Gun

1981, Director - Television

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Jocko

1981 - 1983, Director - Television

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Smash Palace

1981, Writer, Producer, Director - Film

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Nutcase

1980, Director - Film

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Sleeping Dogs

1977, Director, Producer, Art Director - Film

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Winners & Losers: After the Depression

1976, Director, Producer - Television

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Winners & Losers: A Great Day

1976, Producer - Television

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Winners & Losers: A Lawful Excuse

1976, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Winners & Losers: Big Brother, Little Sister

1976, Producer, Cinematographer - Television

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Winners & Losers: Blues for Miss Laverty

1976, Co-Director, Cinematographer, Producer - Television

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Winners & Losers: Shining with the Shiner

1976, Co-Director , Producer - Television

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Winners & Losers: The Woman at the Store

1975, Co-Director, Cinematographer - Television

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The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary

1974, Director, Camera - Television

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The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary - The Kaipo Wall (Part One)

1974, Director, Camera - Television

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The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary - The Kaipo Wall (Part Two)

1974, Director, Camera - Television

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Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

1973, Camera - Television

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Start Again

1972, Director, Camera - Short Film

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Survey

1970 - 1972, Director - Television