10 Jun 2018

Legendary Film Producer - John Barnett

From Standing Room Only, 12:16 pm on 10 June 2018

Last year saw a remarkable output of films during the final year at the New Zealand Film Commission of outgoing CEO Dave Gibson. But there have been questions as to the quality alongside the quantity. What can incoming boss Annabel Sheehan do to rectify this? Simon Morris talks to veteran film-maker John Barnett, formerly of South Pacific Pictures about the state of the industry. Barnett is working on a screen adaptation of the play Krishnan's Dairy, Tip Top Taj Mahal directed by Lee Tamahori. Barnett discusses new projects, and about filmmakers knowing their audience.