Interview

Gaylene Preston: On making NZ films...

Interview – Ian Pryor. Camera and Editing – Alex Backhouse

Director Gaylene Preston has been stretching New Zealand film in new directions since her early short films and her first feature, the genre and gender-bending Mr Wrong (1985). Long devoted to “communicating local stories to local audiences”, Preston features in Deborah Shepard’s book Her Life’s Work: Conversations with Five New Zealand Women.

Interview

ScreenTalk Short: Robyn Malcolm

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside

Robyn Malcolm is one of New Zealand's most loved performers, and was voted the country's sexiest woman two years in a row. Since joining the cast of Shortland Street in 1994, Malcolm her credits have included tele-feature ClareSerial Killers and her award-winning role as matriarch Cheryl West in classic show Outrageous Fortune.  

Interview

Angela Bloomfield: On being Rachel...

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside

Angela Bloomfield made a splash on Shortland Street when she first joined the show as messed up teenager Rachel McKenna. Over her long stint on the series, her character has battled bulimia, survived a lightning strike and recovered from alcoholism. Once voted NZ’s sexiest TV star, she has acted in the films Bonjour Timothy and Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners, and appeared in the TV shows Ride with the Devil, and Dancing with the Stars. As well as acting, Bloomfield has directed episodes of Shortland Street, Jackson’s Wharf and Go Girls.

Interview

Robyn Malcolm: On playing Cheryl West...

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside

Award-winning actor Robyn Malcolm has become one of New Zealand's most beloved performers. She has also been voted New Zealand’s sexiest woman two years in a row. Since joining the cast of Shortland Street in 1994, Malcolm has played a diverse range of gritty characters. Her TV credits include the tele-feature Clare, Serial Killers, Shark in the Park, and her award-winning role as matriarch Cheryl West in classic series Outrageous Fortune