Julia Parnell

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Julia Alice Parnell
Julia Parnell WIFT awards New Zealand.jpg
Julia accepting her WIFT NZ award
Born 1979
Kenya, East Africa
Country New Zealand

Julia Parnell (born 1979) is a New Zealand film and television producer[1]

Career[edit]

Julia Parnell attended South Seas Film & Television School, going on to work at several independent television companies around Auckland, including Eyeworks Touchdown, Screentime and Greenstone Pictures Limited, before becoming the Head of Production at ButoBase Film & TV Company. She worked at ButoBase for 6 years, producing, directing and providing creative input into more than three hundred television episodes over fourteen series. In 2010, Parnell won the Great Southern Television Woman to Watch Award.,[2] having been a finalist in the same category in 2009. Parnell left Butobase in early July 2010 to start her own production company Notable Pictures.

Since the opening of Notable Pictures Parnell has produced a diverse range of projects including two series of Bring Your Boots, OZ in collaboration with Maori Television's Glen Osborne, a documentary funded by Maori Television and New Zealand On Air about Henare O'Keefe, Māori social crusader and District Councilor for Hastings, New Zealand, Both Worlds a New Zealand On Air funded documentary series for broadcast on TV3 [3] [4] [5] [6] ,in which ten second generation New Zealanders share their experiences of either living a cultural clash or enjoying the best of both worlds, and a probing one-hour documentary on Māori restorative justice. Restoring Hope a probing one-hour documentary on Māori restorative justice and The Exponents,[7] a Prime Rocks Documentary for Prime Television funded by New Zealand On Air that celebrates 30 years of The Exponents, a band whose sound defines what it means to be a Kiwi.

Parnell has recently expanded into producing drama with two short films Hitch Hike and Friday Tigers, and a third film, Dive, in pre-production, all three funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. [8] [9] [10]

Friday Tigers, written and directed by Aidee Walker, won the New Zealand International Film Festival’s Best New Zealand Short Film for 2013.[11] Hitch Hike has been in competition at major international film festivals such as Tampere Film Festival (2012),Melbourne International (2012), Bristol Encounters (2012), Hawaii International (2013), Durban International (2013) and Heart of Gold International, Australia (2013).

Parnell is currently producing and directing a documentary funded by Māori Television and New Zealand On Air, Rethinking Rehab, which aims to provide an insight into a bold new court in the New Zealand judicial system the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court.[12]

Also currently underway is Loading Docs, a new initiative in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air. The project will provide a launchpad for New Zealand documentary shorts starting with ten 3-minute films in 2014 based on the theme of home. [13][14][15]

Filmography[edit]

Title Series Funder/Broadcaster & Date Series Description
Producer Rising Dust New Zealand Film Commission 2013 Short Film
Producer/Director Rethinking Rehab Maori Television 2013-14 Documentary
Executive Producer Loading Docs New Zealand On Air 2013-14 Documentary
Producer/Director Both Worlds Series 2 TV3 (New Zealand) 2013 Ten-part documentary series
Producer Dive New Zealand Film Commission 2012 Short Film
Producer Friday Tigers New Zealand Film Commission 2012 Short Film
Producer Restoring Hope Maori Television 2012 52 minute documentary
Producer Both Worlds TV3 2012 Ten-part documentary series
Producer Hitch Hike New Zealand Film Commission 2011 Short Film
Producer Henare O’Keefe Maori Television 2011 52 minute documentary on Henare O’Keefe
Producer Bring Your Boots, Oz Series 2 Maori Television 2011 Thirteen-part factual entertainment series
Producer Bring Your Boots, Oz Series 1 Maori Television 2011 Thirteen-part factual entertainment series
Producer O Whakaaro Māori Television 2010 Twenty six-part talk show
Producer Hauora a iwi Whanganui Māori Television 2010 Thirteen part observational documentary
Producer / Director Minority Voices TVNZ TV ONE 2009 Ten-part factual documentary series
Producer Riki Ellison: The Defender Māori Television 2009 60 min documentary
Producer / Post Director Ngāti NRL Series 1 – 10 Māori Television Thirteen-part sports entertainment series 2004-09
Producer Wayne Anderson: Singer of Songs, Series 1 & 2 TVNZ TV2 & Prime (New Zealand TV channel) 2006 & 2008 Seven-part comedy series
Producer / Post Director Relocated Mountains NHK (Japan), Link TV (U.S.), Māori Television 2008 60 min documentary
Line Producer Rockin’ Rowles TVNZ TV3 2008 60 min Inside the life on John Rowles New Zealand documentary
Producer / Director Kaihoe Wāhine Māori Television 2008 Seven-part documentary series
Line Producer Hauora Ngāti Porou Māori Television 2006 & 2007 Series 1 & 2 Thirteen-part observational documentary series
Producer / Director Mātātahi Māori Television 2007 Seven-part youth magazine series
Producer / Writer Hauora Hokianga, Series 1 & 2 Māori Television 2004 & 2005 Thirteen-part observational documentary
Producer / Director Te Haerenga series 1, 2 & 3 Māori Television 2004 & 2005 Thirteen part youth documentary series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julia Parnell IMDB Retrieved June 2012
  2. ^ New Zealand Women In Film & Television Awards Archived 23 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 8 September 2010
  3. ^ Miss Indian NZ Retrieved 8 September 2010
  4. ^ NZ on Air Press Release 2011.10.13 Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 2012
  5. ^ NZ on Air Press Release 2012.05.10 Archived 8 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 2012
  6. ^ HRC Newsletter 2012.06 Archived 2 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 2012
  7. ^ (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10879382)
  8. ^ Tauihu Media Projects Retrieved June 2012
  9. ^ WIFT NZ - Six New Shorts Green Lit for Funding Archived 23 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 2012
  10. ^ NZ Film Short Film Financing Archived 15 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 2012
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ Yates, Siena (2016-08-04). "Loading Docs provides 'small stories which pack big punch'". New Zealand Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  • 2. Relocated Mountains. A New Wave, Documentary Magazine, 2007, p. 23,24.
  • 3. Relocated Mountains. MTS Kurds doco to screen internationally, ONFILM production magazine, 2007, p. 9, 28

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