Famous Film Directors from New Zealand

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List of famous film directors from New Zealand, listed alphabetically with photos when available. New Zealand has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Kiwi directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of New Zealand and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Geoff Murphy and Alan Clay are only the beginning of the items on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Kiwi directors?" and "Which directors are from New Zealand?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of New Zealand in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Kiwi directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Alan Clay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from New Zealand

    Alan Clay Whanganui, New Zealand

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    Auckland, New Zealand

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    Wellington, New Zealand

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    Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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    Naenae, New Zealand

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    Wellington, New Zealand

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    Anna Wilding New Zealand

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    New Plymouth, New Zealand

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    Armagan Ballantyne DVD Region 4, Oceania, New Zealand

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    Arthur Everard

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    Astrid Glitter DVD Region 4, Auckland Region, Auckland

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    Barry Barclay Masterton, New Zealand

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    Auckland, New Zealand

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    Billy Stead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from New Zealand

    Billy Stead Invercargill, New Zealand

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    Auckland, New Zealand

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    Bruce D. Clark Christchurch, New Zealand

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    Wellington, New Zealand

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    Cameron Duncan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from New Zealand

    Cameron Duncan New Zealand

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    Cecil Holmes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from New Zealand

    Cecil Holmes Waipukurau, New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    Lower Hutt, New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    Dale Stewart

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    Kapuskasing, Canada

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    David Blyth Auckland, New Zealand

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    Wellington, New Zealand

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    David Scott DVD Region 4, Oceania, Wellington Region

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    Dimi Nakov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from New Zealand

    Dimi Nakov Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, Europe

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    Christchurch, New Zealand

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    Erica Russell DVD Region 4, Oceania, New Zealand

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    Evan Yates

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    Berlin, Germany

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    Geoff Murphy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from New Zealand

    Geoff Murphy DVD Region 4, Oceania, New Zealand

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    Hastings, New Zealand

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    Glenn Standring

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    New Zealand, Auckland

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    New Zealand

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    Hugh MacDonald

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    DVD Region 4, Oceania, New Zealand

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    Auckland, New Zealand

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    Ivar Campbell Otaki, New Zealand

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    James Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from New Zealand

    James Cunningham

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    Wellington, New Zealand

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    Wellington, New Zealand

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