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Yvonne Mackay

Director

Yvonne Mackay is a prolific director of New Zealand television, whose work has often focused on the arts and projects aimed at younger audiences. She made history as the director of The Silent One (1984), the first New Zealand feature film directed solely by a woman. These days Mackay runs Wellington company Production Shed TV.

I’m a great believer in the power of young people, especially young women, to overcome great odds even when no one else seems to believe in them. This is a trope I’ve kept throughout my career. Yvonne Mackay, in a December 2012 interview with website Spectacular Optical

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Interview

Yvonne Mackay and Margaret Mahy: A special partnership...

Interview, 2008

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He Paki Taonga i a Māui

2019, Producer, Director - Television

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Doubt: The Scott Watson Case

2016, Director, Producer - Television

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Shmeat

2016, Executive Producer - Short Film

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The Berry Boys

2014, Director, Producer - Television

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Kaitangata Twitch

2010, Director - Television

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Kaitangata Twitch - First Episode

2010, Director, Executive Producer - Television

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A Tall Long Faced Tale

2008, Director, Producer, Original Concept - Television

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Leo's Pride

2006, Director - Television

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Aspiring

2006, Director - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Love

2005, Director - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Love - Who Taught You Love (Episode Six)

2005, Director - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Happiness

2004, Director - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Happiness - Does Happiness Grow Up? (Chapter Eleven)

2004, Director - Television

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Clare

2000, Director - Television

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Duggan

1999, Director - Television

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Duggan: A Shadow of Doubt

1999, Director - Television

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Duggan: Sins of the Fathers

1998, Director - Television

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Duggan: Death in Paradise

1997, Director - Television

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Typhon's People

1993, Director - Television

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Undercover

1991, Director - Television

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Public Eye

1988 - 1989, Director - Television

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The Haunting of Barney Palmer

1986, Director - Television

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Cuckoo Land - The House (First Episode)

1985, Director - Television

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Cuckoo Land - The Neighbour (Episode Two)

1985, Director - Television

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Cuckoo Land

1985, Director - Television

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The Silent One

1984, Director - Film

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The Monster's Christmas

1981, Director - Television

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Blackhearted Barney Blackfoot

1980, Director - Short Film

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Country Calendar - Rural Fashions

1978, Director - Television

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Old Man's Story

1977, Director - Short Film