Brian Challis

Writer | Director
Brian is a director and writer, with a strong background in commercial directing. His three short films The Hole; Ouch; and Rock have all sold commercially, enjoying runs at over 75 international film festivals.

He currently has feature film projects in development (either as writer/director, or writer) with the New Zealand Film Commission. One of these projects, Rocking Horse Road, was selected for the prestigious No Borders financing programme at the Independent Film Channel (IFC) film festival in New York, and in 2020 he was awarded a SEED GRANT by NZWG to develop his script for feature-project NZ Ninja.

Brian has written for Robin Murphy Productions; Kingfisher Films; Pukeko Films; Great Southern Television and Long and Short.

Full Biography

Credits
Director
2022 - The ExBest Thing - Post Director - Pango Productions
2022 - The Social Media Virgin - Post Director - Stella Maris Productions
2018 - Fight scenes - Mark Hunt: The Fight of His Life - Imagination
2018 - Mind over Money S2 - Ruckus Media
2017 - The Curious Mind - Ruckus Media
2016 - Mind over Money S1 - Ruckus Media
2015 - Radars Chequered Past - Zeitgeist Productions
2014 - Nigel Blows Stuff Up - Razor Films
2013 - How did you do that? - Black Poppy Productions
2011 - The Story Board Commercial
2001 - Rock - Producer - Laina Cheung
1999 - Ouch - Producer - Ainsley Gardiner
1998 - The Hole - Producers - Ainsley Gardiner and Scott Wills

Writer
2021 - Possum - North
2021 - The Tally Stick - Writers Room - Long and Short
2021 - Content Development/Creation - Ico Traders
2020 - New Zealand Ninja - Stella Maris Productions
2019 - The New America Pilot - Great Southern Television
2016 - Mind over Money S1 - Ruckus Media
2014 - Nigel Blows Stuff Up - Razor Films
2013 - How did you do that? - Black Poppy Productions
2012 - The Confession of Burgess the Murderer - Kingfisher Films
2008 - Rocking Horse Road - Producer - Angela Littlejohn
1998 - The Hole - Producers - Ainsley Gardiner, Scott Wills
Training
1988 - 1991 - Bachelor of Arts - Canterbury University
1992 - 1992 - NZ Film and Television School
Awards
2020 – NZ Writers Guild Seed Grant – New Zealand Ninja Feature Film
Skills
N/A

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