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Shirlie Fairbrother

Producer, Director

Shirlie Fairbrother arrived in New Zealand in 1986 with her partner Keith Lambert. Together they set up Morningside Productions, and Lambert created the Open Door series to give community groups a voice on television. Following his death in 2007, Fairbrother continued to produce and direct Open Door. One of her episodes, 'Road to Recovery', won a Special Media Award at the 2008 MHS Mental Health Conference.

An inspirational program which, through effective collaboration, is able to convey vital knowledge and hope regarding mental illness, the road to recovery, and maintaining mental wellbeing. Award Citation for the Open Door episode Road to Recovery