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Shirley Horrocks

Shirley Horrocks has been the Managing Director of Point of View Productions since she created the company in 1984. Shirley is one of New Zealand’s leading directors and producers of documentaries. She has specialised in making documentaries about the arts (the work and career of leading painters, photographers, musicians and writers), but has also directed and produced programmes about New Zealand society and culture, education, business, health, etc. Her work has won a number of awards.

She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Her academic qualifications include: Drama Diploma, B.A., M.A. (Honours), and M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) from the University of Auckland.

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Roger Horrocks

Roger Horrocks, who is now a director of the company, has been involved in the growth of the New Zealand film and television industries since the 1970s. In addition to his screen credits as writer, he has served on many industry boards (including Deputy Chair of the Broadcasting Commission, NZ On Air). In 2004 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the New Year Honours list for his “services to the film and television industries.”

He was founder and Head of the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at Auckland University (today the largest department of its kind in New Zealand). Since retiring in 2004 he has retained the position of Emeritus Professor.

He was one of the founders of the Auckland International Film Festival. He has written on many aspects of moving images. Len Lye, his biography of an experimental film-maker, was a finalist in the national book awards in 2002. The books he has co-edited include Television in New Zealand: Programming the Nation (published by Oxford University Press in 2004) and Len Lye (published by the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2000).