With over 30 years in the New
Zealand television industry, BAILEY is regarded as one of the
country's top producers and directors. He has an
international reputation for excellence and in 1986 directed
New Zealand's first-ever international co-production: The Adventurer, produced with Thames Television and starring Temuera
BAILEY directed forty of the
fifty-four hours of ScreenWork’s immensely popular drama
series Street Legal
now seen on screens around the globe.
His numerous television credits
include direction of Hard Out, Cover Story, Terry & The Gunrunners, Marlin Bay, City
1991 he won a New Zealand Film and Television Award for his
direction of the series Gold, and many other productions, either directed or produced by
him, have won various awards both at home and abroad.
For several years he was head of
production at South Pacific Pictures, overseeing numerous
co-productions with the UK, France, Australia, Canada and the
US and garnering international awards for The Ray Bradbury Theatre
and Kurt Vonnegut’s
Monkey House: Fortitude.
He was also the original executive
producer on New Zealand’s longest running drama, Shortland Street.
early television credits include work as director on such New
Zealand icons as Gloss,
Mortimer’s Patch, and the cult children’s hit Under the Mountain,
which ScreenWorks is currently developing as a feature film.
is one of New Zealand's most successful play and
screenwriters. His enduring success, Foreskin's Lament,
written in the 1970s, won best play award in 1981 and is still
being performed in theatres throughout New Zealand.
He asset-stripped the play to form
the basis of the ScreenWorks feature film Skin and Bone which
he believes will be a highlight of his career—right up there
with the first time Foreskins Lament was workshopped at
Victoria University. “People actually stood and clapped
after the reading. It was unheard of. And it was at that
moment that I thought “I’m a writer”
Another highlight was his
award-winning drama Erebus: The Aftermath. “It was
so brave of TVNZ to put that to air. The research nearly
killed me but everything that’s come to light since has
borne out the conclusions we reached”.
McGEE is currently
engrossed in a long-nurtured project for screen that, he
hopes, will come to fruition in 2004.
1993 US Writer’s Guild Foundation
International Screen and Television Festival - Screen
Writers Award Marlin Bay
1992 New Zealand Film and Television
Awards – Best Screenplay Old Scores
1988 New Zealand Film and
Television Awards – Best Television Drama Writer Erebus:
1981 Best Play Foreskins Lament
Skin and Bone, Crooked Earth, Via Satellite, and Old
Street Legal, Fallout, Marlin
Bay, Erebus: The Aftermath, Greenstone, Roche, and Cover Story.
Lament, Tooth and Claw, Out in the Cold, White Men,
This Train I’m On.
Chris HAMPSON’s career has spanned
more than twenty-five years in most aspects of the New Zealand
film and broadcast industries. He has produced numerous film
and television projects, written for television, directed for
theatre and acted on both stage and screen.
HAMPSON was an integral part of
developing the New Zealand Film Commission's low budget
feature scheme, ScreenVisioNZ. He was Executive Producer
for three of the six films: Via Satellite, Savage Honeymoon,
Before turning to the screen HAMPSON
was part of New Zealand’s literary scene: he started life as
a publishing editor, later forming his own publishing company
with poet Sam Hunt in the late 70s – their books included
Garden and Jan Kemp’s Diamonds and Gravel.
After scripting stints in radio,
television and the Film Commission, HAMPSON produced (with Don
Reynolds) the feature films Illustrious Energy and Arriving Tuesday before becoming Head of Development at South Pacific Pictures. He
was Executive Producer for the first three years of the highly
successful serial Shortland
St; two series of the prime time drama Marlin Bay; the family
drama serial Deepwater
Haven and the mini-series Fallout.
In 1994 HAMPSON began a two-year
project as producer of twenty-six hours of the prime-time
drama series Coverstory.
He has also produced the Sunday Theatre drama Share the Dream and a
four-hour mini-series The
Although ScreenWorks was
originally formed to produce Street Legal, the
company has also produced Hard Out, a high-energy
children’s drama, and is now developing many new projects. In addition, HAMPSON
produced the short film Tick
that opened the last New York Film Festival.