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Wayne Tourell

Director, Producer

Wayne Tourell is a prime contender for having the longest CV of any director in local television. Tourell began as an actor and presenter. The multiple Feltex award-winner has gone on to direct documentaries (Landmarks, Moriori), drink driving campaigns, teen movie Bonjour Timothy — not to mention episodes of Mortimer’s Patch, Shortland Street, Gloss and his beloved legal drama Hanlon

Wayne makes the set a relaxing and enjoyable place to be. On my first feature film he was so nurturing and helpful, and took away all my nerves. He’s one of the two people who encouraged and supported me in my journey to become a director myself, and I've always been inspired by him. Angela Bloomfield

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Interview

Wayne Tourell: Creating landmark television…

Interview, 2013

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Sally Martin on helicopter crashes and teaching Bella first aid

2017, Director - Shortland Street clip - Web

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Shortland Street - 20th Anniversary Special

2012, Director - Television

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Rivers with Craig Potton

2010, Producer - Television

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

2010, Subject - Television

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Rivers with Craig Potton - Rangitata

2010, Producer - Television

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Ghosts of Gondwana

2001, Executive Producer - Television

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Spin Doctors

2003, Director - Television

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The Tribe

1999, Director - Television

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The Tribe - Episode Two

1999, Director - Television

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The Tribe - First Episode

1999, Director - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, Director - Television

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City Life

1996 - 1998, Director - Television

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City Life - First Episode

1996, Director - Television

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Bonjour Timothy

1995, Director - Film

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Deepwater Haven

1993, Director - Television

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Shortland Street

1992 - 2012, Director - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Director - Television

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Maggie's Garden Show

1991 - 1992, Producer, Director - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, Director - Television

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The Boy From Andromeda

1990, Director - Television

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The Boy from Andromeda - The Guardian

1990, Director - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part One)

1989, Director - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part Two)

1989, Director - Television

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Space Knights - The Golden Knight (First Episode)

1989, Executive Producer - Television

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Steel Riders

1988, Director - Television

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Gloss

1987 - 1990, Director - Television

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Steel Riders - Bloodstones (First Episode)

1987, Director - Television

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Open House - Happy Birthday (First Episode)

1986, Producer - Television

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Open House

1986 - 1987, Producer - Television

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Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, Director - Television

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Hanlon

1985, Director - Television

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Country GP

1984 - 1985, Director - Television

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Mortimer's Patch - Nothing Changed (Series Three, Episode Six)

1984, Director - Television

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A Fated Ship

1981, Director - Television

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Landmarks - A Land Apart

1981, Director - Television

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Landmarks

1981, Director - Television

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Moriori

1980, Director - Television

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Sea Urchins

1982, Director - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Director - Television

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Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor

1979, Producer - Television

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Land of a Thousand Lovers

1977, Director - Television

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Telethon

1988, Producer - Television

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Seven Days

1975 - 1977, Director - Television

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Close to Home

1975 - 1983, Director - Television

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Into Antiquity: A Memory of the Māori Moko

1972, Director - Short Film

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The Taking Mood

1969, Actor - Short Film

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On Camera

1967 - 1971, Director - Television

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Town and Around

1969 - 1971, Director - Television