22 May 2024

Vincent Ward: Nearly 50 years of filmmaking

From Nights, 10:18 pm on 22 May 2024

Vincent Ward is one of New Zealand's most celebrated film makers with a resume that includes VigilThe NavigatorWhat Dreams May ComeRiver Queen and Rain of the Children.

This weekend, people will have the chance to view his earliest surviving film Ma Olsen, which has been fully restored and digitised as part of a retrospective of his work at the Wairarapa Film Festival.

Vincent Ward talks to Emile Donovan about his connection to the Wairarapa and who Ma Olsen was.

Vincent Ward on set filming in Ukraine

Vincent Ward on set filming in Ukraine Photo: supplied