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We are beyond proud and excited for the DEGANZ members who are finalists in the 2021 New Zealand Television Awards. With a total of 117 nominations from more than 530 entries and across 37 categories, this year’s finalists reflect the diversity of content and voices available to Kiwi viewers.

A big congratulations to all DEGANZ members up for awards!

Screen Auckland Best Director Drama

David Stubbs (DEGANZ)
Black Hands
Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

Roseanne Liang (DEGANZ)
Creamerie
Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

Max Currie (DEGANZ)
Rūrangi
Autonomouse (Neon & NZME)

Peter Salmon
INSiDE
Luminous Beast (Prime, Neon)

Black Hands, Creamerie and Rūrangi are also finalists for NZ On Air Best Drama Series.

Best Script: Comedy

Shoshana McCallum and Roseanne Liang
Creamerie
Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

Best Factual Series

Origins
Peter Bell (DEGANZ), Tash Christie, Meg Douglas, Megan Tucker
Scottie Douglas Productions / Greenstone TV (TVNZ 1)

Fight for the Wild
Peter Young (DEGANZ), Tracy Roe, Dave Hansford
Fisheye Films (RNZ)

Best Camerawork: Documentary/Factual

Peter Young
Fight for the Wild
Fisheye Films (RNZ)

We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the finalists in the directing and editing categories:

Best Editing: Documentary/Factual

Bryan Shaw
Origins
Scottie Douglas Productions / Greenstone TV (TVNZ 1)

Toby Longbottom
Deleted
Stuff Circuit (Stuff)

Simon Coldrick
Six Angry Women
Kindred Films (TVNZ 1)

Best Editing: Drama

Allanah Bazzard
Black Hands
Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

Eric de Beus
The Gulf – Season 2
The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

Gretchen Peterson
The Gulf – Season 2
The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

Best Director: Documentary/Factual

Anna Marbrook
Loimata: The Sweetest Tears
Anna Marbrook Productions (Māori Television)

Irene Chapple
The Eruption: Stories of Survival
Pencil Productions (Three/Discovery)

Natalie Malcon & Thomas Robins
Heaven and Hell – The Centrepoint Story
Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

Best Director: Multi Camera

Matt Barrett
Battle of Jacks Ridge
Sky Sport (Sky)

Wayne Leonard
36th America’s Cup Match
America’s Cup Events (Am. Cup website/YouTube)

​Nigel Carpenter
Aotearoa Music Awards 2020
Discovery (Three/Discovery)

The NZTV Awards are designed to recognise excellence in television, and honour the special skills and unique talents behind New Zealand television.

Finalists across all awards categories can be read here. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 1 March, 2022 at a red carpet gala event held at Auckland’s Shed 10.

A wonderful recognition for writer/director Rachel Ross (2020 Incubator alumna), who has won the SAE People’s Choice Award at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival! Rachel received the award for her film Green, a short comedy drama which delighted audiences nationwide after its world premiere at Show Me Shorts.

Green tells the tale of an estranged father and his daughter Blake who are both diagnosed with life-altering illnesses. The pair decide to smoke weed together for the first time, which becomes healing in more ways than one.

Rachel’s life and her relationship with her father inspired the making of Green. With her father suffering from prostate cancer, and having just been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease herself, Rachel had a simple plan. With some marijuana in tow, she decided to give her father a visit, and ‘light it up’, so to speak.

When speaking of this decision to smoke weed together to alleviate their pain, Rachel called it “a moment that bound us infinitely closer together, a moment I will never forget.”

After receiving the award, Rachel commented, “This film is an incredibly personal story, I knew it was an important story to be told… I want to thank my WONDERFUL creative team who pulled this together so brilliantly and most importantly my Dad, for without him this story wouldn’t exist.”

Our congratulations goes to the DEGANZ members whose work featured among the finalists for the 2021 NZ Web Fest Awards.

Taking out the award for Best NZ Pitch was Léah McVeagh (DEGANZ) for her pitch I Choose. Another special shout out to the runner up of that prize category, which went to fellow member Taylor Nixon for his pitch Roadie.

The five-part documentary series 100 Year Forecast, edited by Ben Chesters (DEGANZ) received a Special Mention under the Best Show – NZ Factual category. The Spinoff produced the online series, which explores the implications of climate change for Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as discussing potential action moving forward.

This year’s list of #NZWF21 award nominees also included other work from our members. Rachale Davies’ The Collective was a nominee for the Best Show – NZ Factual Award. Meanwhile, under the Best Pilot (NZ) category, both Anton Steel’s Chloe and the Crash Test and Samuel Shelton’s The Handy Circle were finalists.

Read the full list of winners on the NZ Web Fest website.

Congratulations are in order for the winners of the DEGANZ Best Director and DEGANZ Best Editor awards at the 2021 Show Me Shorts Film Festival. The award for Best Editor went to Peter Roberts and Dwayne Cameron for June. Isaac Bell took out the prize for Best Director for his short film Space Invader.

A tale of raw despair, carnal natures, and transcendent occurrences, June follows the story of Willow and David as their world disintegrates while trying to grapple with the news of a serious diagnosis from their doctor.

Isaac Bell’s comedy Space Invader follows young Max, a small boy with a big imagination, and his co-pilot father. Feeling threatened by the addition of a new woman in his father’s life, Max must do whatever it takes to confront this intruder before his father is lost forever.

Since 2009, the Guild has proudly sponsored both of these awards at Show Me Shorts, an Academy Awards-accredited festival.

Check out the full list of this year’s winners at the Show Me Shorts Facebook page here.

In series successes, we wish to congratulate the cast and crews of Rūrangi and Creamerie for being nominated for the 2021 MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards.

Directed by Max Currie (DEGNZ), Rūrangi is one of three finalists in the LGBTQIA+ / Scripted category. Season 1 is currently streaming on Hulu.

Creamerie is a finalist in the Race and Ethnicity – Scripted category, along with We Are Lady Parts and Dreaming Whilst Black. The six-part series for TVNZ was directed by member Roseanne Liang, and edited by Jochen Fitzherbet (DEGNZ) and Tom Eagles, who was awarded a DEGNZ International Editor’s Mentorship in 2016.

Now in its 5th year, the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards are dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry. The Awards ceremony is being held in Cannes on October 13.