Paul Grinder was a long-time member of DEGANZ, and a highly experienced Assistant Director, Second Unit Director and later Producer. I would occasionally see Paul at industry events between his long stints working locally or overseas, on films and series including Spartacus, Power Rangers and River Queen here, Black Sails in South Africa and Colony and Lost in Space in Canada.
Paul passed away on 26 May 2022. His service in Tauranga was attended by family and a host of colleagues from the screen industry who held him in high regard. He is sorely missed by many.