Chelsea Winstanley

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Chelsea Winstanley
Born1975/1976 (age 45–46)[1]
OccupationFilm producer
Spouse(s)
(m. 2011; sep. 2018)
Children3

Chelsea Winstanley is a New Zealand film producer. She is best known for producing short films and documentaries which celebrate the Indigenous peoples.[2] She also produced the films What We Do in the Shadows and Jojo Rabbit.

Career[edit]

Winstanley has Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāi Te Rangi ancestry through her mother.[3]

She has produced short films such as Meathead, Ebony Society and Night Shift. In 2014, she co-produced What We Do in the Shadows with Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. She also co-produced Te Whakarauora Tangata and a documentary about Merata Mita.[4]

She won the 2014 SPADA Screen Industry Awards Independent Producer of the Year (shared with Taika Waititi).[5] In 2015, Winstanley was the New Zealand Women in Film and Television's Mana Wahine recipient at Wairoa's Maori Film Festival.[6]

She directed the documentary Toi Tū Toi Ora in 2020.[7]

Personal life[edit]

At age 20, Winstanley had a son, Maia, whom she raised as a single mother.[3]

She married New Zealand director Taika Waititi in 2011. They have two daughters.[8][9] They separated in 2018.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chelsea Winstanley Opens Up About Her Childhood Sexual Abuse And How Husband Taika Waititi Helped Her Heal". Now To Love.
  2. ^ "Chelsea Winstanley is taking Indigenous women directors global". nowtoronto.com. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Chelsea Winstanley Opens Up About Her Childhood Sexual Abuse And How Husband Taika Waititi Helped Her Heal". Now To Love. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Chelsea Winstanley - NZ On Screen".
  5. ^ "Chelsea Winstanley - NZ On Screen".
  6. ^ "The Diary: Second baby on the way for Taika". 3 June 2015 – via New Zealand Herald.
  7. ^ "Chelsea Winstanley to Direct Māori Art Doc "Toi Tu Toi Ora – Visual Sovereignty"". 7 July 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  8. ^ Powley, Kathryn (3 June 2012). "Girl, not Boy, for director dad". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Day One on Thor: Ragnarok". Taika Waititi. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley Separated". New Zealand Herald. 14 March 2020.

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