Produced as part of my gig at NZ's top media and culture website The Spinoff
Commissioned by Parkable.co.nz. Directed and edited by José Barbosa. DOP: Louis Olsen.
The story of how in 1906 two classical paintings caused a stir in Auckland, New Zealand. This was from The Naughty Bits, a three part documentary series about the history of censorship in New Zealand. It originally screened in 2015 on Prime TV and was written and directed by myself. Graphics by Jared Kahi and Jeremy Masters.
Part of the Spark commission, this shoot was directed and edited by myself.
Written (with Barnie Duncan), shot and edited by myself this is a series of online videos commissioned by the Auckland Fringe to publise their 2015 festival.
A short documentary made for arts and culture website The Pantograph Punch. It follows the journey of a Wellington cosplayer to the Auckland Armageddon Trans-Tasman Cosplay competition.
A collection of excerpts from stories made for TVNZ's Media7. All were written and directed by myself.
A segment for Media3 exploring the popular zombie video game DayZ. This story required several techniques to explain the world of gaming and game modding to an audience unfamiliar with such terms.
Made for TVNZ's Media7, this video explains the complicated story of the 2010 industrial dispute around the filming of The Hobbit.
This is a quiet and understated look at the NZ journalist Jon Stephenson. This track follows Stephenson as he works as a journalist for McClatchy in Kabul.
Made for TVNZ7's Media7 and using footage shot and provided by director Annie Goldson.
A story about the people who work and volunteer at Planet FM, New Zealand's most diverse community radio station with 40 plus nationalities represented. An unusual piece for mainstream TV in that we actually spent 24 hours at Planet FM so we could capture the heart of the organisation.
A video track designed to show how the internet works. More specifically we used a service station car wash to explain what the DNS domain name system is, how it works and introduce the organisation that oversees the system in New Zealand.
A look at a remarkable online project which maps every single Marae in Aotearoa. José talks to Paul Tapsell, the director of the site which aims to help Māori reconnect with their iwi and ancestral homes.
A look at work underway and obstacles faced in the race to save New Zealand's digital heritage. This track also looks at New Zealand's computer manufacturing industry that shone breifly in the 1980s.
Made as a setup track for a panel discussion on the infamous murders of 1970. I researched, sourced, worte and directed the segment.
A promo made for Topshelf Productions giving the flavour of a proposed documentary about the history of censorship in New Zealand. A more "naughty" version can be viewed here.
A short video commissioned by The Edge for the 2013 Fringe Festival. This was just one of a series of online videos marketing the festival.
Another video for the Fringe Festival. The brief was to explain the registration process to artists.
A low budget online trailer for The Edge promoting the New Perfomance Festival.
A segment orginally broadcast on the now defunct Alt TV channel.
Made for thespinoff.co.nz