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Ron Bowie

Director, Producer

National Film Unit staffer Ron Bowie was a dedicated and cosmopolitan filmmaker, who overcame obstacles (including five years internment for his pacifist convictions) to pursue his chosen career. Among dozens of NFU films he contributed to, Bowie directed award-winning tourist romance Amazing New Zealand!, helped produce beloved Expo epic This is New Zealand, and edited the Oscar-nominated One Hundred and Forty Days Under the World.

I found Ron a very sympathetic producer, and a gentleman. He was supportive of my work, not a hands-on producer, but with an eye for the creative. He was certainly willing to bat for me. Paul Maunder

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Four Shapes for Four Spaces

1972, Producer - Short Film

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Green Garden Country

1972, Producer - Short Film

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The Unspoilt Land

1972, Producer - Short Film

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Te Rauparaha

1972, Producer - Short Film

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To Help a Crippled Child

1972, Producer - Short Film

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Aspiring

1972, Producer - Short Film

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Gone up North for a While

1972, Producer - Television

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The Water Cycle

1972, Producer - Short Film

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A Baby on the Way

1971, Producer - Short Film

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Margan's Musical Move

1971, Producer - Short Film

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A Great Day to Go

1971, Producer - Short Film

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Maui One - Oil from the Sea

1971, Producer - Short Film

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This is Expo

1971, Producer - Short Film

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Recovering from a Coronary

1970, Producer - Short Film

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Atoll People

1970, Producer - Short Film

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The Crown in New Zealand

1970, Producer - Television

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The Dairy Industry

1970, Producer - Short Film

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This is New Zealand

1970, Producer - Short Film

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Barry Brickell: Potter

1970, Producer - Short Film

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Christchurch 1974

1970, Producer - Short Film

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Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant, James Cook

1970, Producer - Short Film

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C'mon to New Zealand

1969, Producer - Short Film

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Wild September Snow

1969, Producer - Short Film

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A Deaf Child in the Family

1969, Producer - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 214 - Through the Fire

1969, Producer - Short Film

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Bird of a Single Flight

1969, Producer - Short Film

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Rotorua Lookabout

1969, Producer - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 200 - Kb Country

1968, Producer - Short Film

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Bred to Win

1968, Producer - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 204 - Hamilton County Bluegrass Band

1968, Producer - Short Film

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To Live in the City

1968, Producer - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 195 - After Ninety Years

1967, Producer - Short Film

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Over the Sea and Near Away

1966, Director, Writer - Narration, Editor - Short Film

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Tilt to the Sun

1966, Director - Short Film

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Amazing New Zealand!

1964, Director - Short Film

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One Hundred and Forty Days Under the World

1964, Editor, Writer - Short Film

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One in a Thousand

1964, Director, Writer - Television

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Māori Arts & Culture No. 1 - Carving & Decoration

1962, Director, Writer, Editor - Television

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Drums Across the Lagoon

1960, Writer, Editor, Director - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 98 - Expanding Auckland

1960, Editor, Writer, Director - Short Film

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Shearing Technique

1958, Director - Short Film

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Taranaki

1954, Editor - Short Film

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Here is New Zealand

1948, Associate Producer - Film