South Pacific Pictures

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South Pacific Pictures
Private
IndustryTelevision production
FoundedTemplate:Start fateJim and age
HeadquartersNew Zealand
Key people
Kelly Martin (CEO)
ParentAll3Media
Websitesouthpacificpictures.com

South Pacific Pictures is a television production company based in New Zealand. The company produces drama series, mini-series, telemovies and feature films for the domestic market and international market. SPP's largest property is Shortland Street the half-hour soap for TVNZ's TV2. In 2006, the company released Sione's Wedding and in 2002, the Oscar-nominated feature film Whale Rider. In 1998 the company produced the feature film, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, the sequel to Once Were Warriors.

In August 1999, the company moved from Browns Bay (Auckland) to a new purpose built studio complex in Henderson, West Auckland.

SPP is in a joint venture with Australian company SLR Productions to produce animated shows aimed at international markets and also has a 50% interest in Satellite Media and has also created a joint venture known as Kura Productions with Quinton Hita to produce programming for the Māori Television Service.

South Pacific Pictures is owned by CEO John Daniel Barnett and UK based All3Media.

South Pacific Pictures[edit]

Film[edit]

Title Year Notes
The Girl from Mars 1991 Canadian–New Zealand–American co–production
The End of the Golden Weather
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? 1999
Jubilee 2000
Whale Rider 2002 New Zealand–German co-production
Sione's Wedding 2006
We're Here to Help 2007
The Secret of Moonacre 2008 French–British–Hungarian–American co-production
My Wedding and Other Secrets 2011
Sione's 2: Unfinished Business 2012
White Lies 2013
Tip Top Taj Mahal Films that have not yet been released 2018 Pre-production
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television[edit]

Current productions[edit]

Title Year Channel Notes
Shortland Street 1992 TVNZ 2 26 series'
6,200+ episodes
The Brokenwood Mysteries 2014 Prime 3 series'
12 episodes
Westside 2015 Three 3 series'
24 episodes
800 Words 2015 Seven Network Australian–New Zealand co-production
2 series'
24 episodes
Forensics NZ 2016 Prime Documentary series
5 episodes
Spitfire Girls Television series that have not yet been released TBA British–New Zealand co-production
In development
Key
Television series that have not yet been released Denotes television series that have not yet been released

1970s[edit]

Title Year Channel Notes
Secret Doors 1976 Australian television film

1980s[edit]

Title Year Channel Notes
All for One 1989 1 series
8 episodes
Betty's Bunch 1989 1 series
13 episodes
Space Knights 1989 1 series
22 episodes

1990s[edit]

1990–94[edit]
Title Year Channel Notes
African Journey 1990 1 series
6 episodes
Gold 1990 1 series
20 episodes
Raider of the South Seas 1990 Canadian–New Zealand co-production
1 series
8 episodes
The Rogue Stallion 1990 Australian television film
Star Runner 1990 1 series
8 episodes
Clarence 1990 Canadian–American–New Zealand co-production
Television film
Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House 1991 Showtime American anthology series
1 series
3 episodes
The Boy from Andromeda 1991 New Zealand–Canadian co-production
1 series
6 episodes
Marlin Bay 1991–
93
TV2 3 series'
39 episodes
Old Scores 1991 TVNZ Television film
The Other Side of Paradise 1992 22 February
British–Australian–New Zealand co-production
Mini-series
Growing Rich 1992 ITV British series; production services
1 series
6 episodes
The Sound and the Silence 1992 Canadian–New Zealand co-production
Television film
The Ray Bradbury Theater IV 1992 USA Network Anthology series; series' 5 and 6
26 episodes
The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior 1992 American television film; production services
Adrift 1993 CBS Canadian television film
Consultant
Soldier Soldier 1993 ITV British mini-series
Production services; series 3
3 episodes
Deepwater Haven 1993 New Zealand–Australian–French co-production
1 series
26 episodes
Fallout 1993 Two-part mini-series
White Fang 1993–
94
Canadian–French–New Zealand co-production
1 series
26 episodes
Mrs. Piggle–Wiggle 1994 Showtime American series; production services
1 series
13 episodes
1995–99[edit]
Title Year Channel Notes
Plainclothes 1995 TV One 2 series'
26 episodes
Riding High 1995 1 series
65 episodes
City Life 1996–98 TV2 15 July
1 series
26 episodes
Double Booking 1997 TV2 Comedy Playhouse stand-alone pilot
1 episode
House of Sticks 1997 TV One Montana Sunday Theatre stand-alone pilot
1 episode
Market Forces 1997–99 TV One 2 series'
14 episodes
McPhail & Gadsby 1997 TV One 1 series
7 episodes
Tales of the South Seas 1998 Network Ten 5 September
Australian series
1 series
22 episodes
Lawless 1999 26 June
Television film
Fearless 1999 Television film
Jackson's Wharf 1999–
2000
TV2 2 series'
46 episodes

2000s[edit]

Title Year Channel Notes
Lawless: Dead Evidence 2000 TV2 Television film
Lawless: Beyond Justice 2001 TV2 Television film
Mercy Peak 2001–04 TV One 3 series'
60 episodes
Being Eve 2001–02 TV3 2 series'
26 episodes
Ihaka: Blunt Instrument 2001 Australian television film
Mataku 2002 TV3 Anthology series
2 series'
13 episodes
New Zealand Idol 2004–06 TV2 3 series'
87 episodes
How Clean is Your House? 2005–07 TV One 2 series'
20 episodes
Kidnapped 2005 BBC One British–New Zealand co-production
Mini-series
3 episodes
Outrageous Fortune 2005–10 TV3 6 series'
107 episodes
Interrogation 2005 Prime 1 series
13 episodes
Maddigan's Quest 2006 TV3 New Zealand–Australian–British co-production
1 series
13 episodes
Wa$ted! 2007–08 TV3 2 series'
20 episodes
The Man Who Lost His Head 2007 TV One British–New Zealand co-production
Television film
Captain Cook — Obsession and Discovery 2007 Prime Australian–New Zealand–Canadian co-production
Documentary series
4 episodes
New Zealand's Got Talent 2008 Prime 1 series
13 episodes
Go Girls 2009–
13
TV2 5 series'
65 episodes
Diplomatic Immunity 2009 TV One 1 series
13 episodes

2010s[edit]

Title Year Channel Notes
Scoundrels 2010 ABC American series
8 episodes
Stolen 2010 TV3 Television film
Rivers with Craig Potton 2010 Prime Documentary series
5 episodes
Spies and Lies 2010 TV One Television film
The Almighty Johnsons 2011–13 TV3 3 series'
36 episodes
Nothing Trivial 2011–
13
TV One 3 series'
39 episodes
Wild Coasts with Craig Potton 2011 Prime Documentary series
5 episodes
Golden 2012 TV3 1 series
6 episodes
High Country Rescue 2012 TV One 1 series
8 episodes
The Blue Rose 2013 TV3 1 series
13 episodes
Step Dave 2014–
15
TV2 2 series'
26 episodes
Nothing Trivial[1] (Checking August 2018, reference link appears to be gone.) 2014 TV One Television film
Tatau 2015 BBC Three 8 episodes
Word Up 2015 TV One 1 series
13 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The big question answered for Nothing Trivial fans and strange-but-true-drama". NZ on Air. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.

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