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Shirley Horrocks

Director, Producer

Shirley Horrocks, ONZM, is one of New Zealand’s leading directors of documentaries about the arts. Her work has chronicled the work and lives of artist Len Lye, photographer Marti Friedlander, writer Albert Wendt and playwright Roger Hall. Her films have won awards, and screened at festivals from France and Italy to the United States.

Often the people I've made documentaries about are out there, but perhaps they're not widely known. I wanted to get them more widely known because I think they really should be. Shirley Horrocks in The NZ Herald, 12 July 2007

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Peter Peryer: The Art of Seeing

2019, Director, Producer, Research - Film

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Paul Callaghan: Dancing with Atoms

2018, Director, Writer, Producer, Research - Film

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Free Theatre - The 37 Year Experiment

2017, Director, Writer, Research - Film

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Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler

2015, Director, Producer - Film

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Venus: A Quest

2013, Director, Writer, Producer - Film

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

2010, Subject - Television

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Questions for Mr Reynolds

2007, Director, Producer, Research - Television

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The Comics Show

2007, Producer, Director - Television

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Sophie's Story

2006, Director, Producer - Short Film

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Who Laughs Last

2006, Director, Research, Sound, Sound - Television

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The New Oceania

2005, Director - Television

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Marti: The Passionate Eye

2004, Director, Producer - Television

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Early Days Yet

2001, Director, Producer, Writer , Research - Television

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The Real New Zealand

2000, Director, Writer, Producer, Research - Television

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Sweet As

1999, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Kiwiana - Kiwi As

1997, Director, Producer, Research - Television

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Kiwiana

1996, Director, Producer - Television

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Flip & Two Twisters

1995, Director, Co-Producer, Writer - Television

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For Love or Money

1995, Director, Writer, Research, Co-Producer - Television

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Putting our Town on the Map

1995, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

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Act of Murder

1993, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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See What I Mean

1992, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

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Pleasures and Dangers

1991, Director, Producer, Writer, Research - Television