Hope and Wire

 

2014, 3x 90 minutes

'One of the most important TV dramas to be made in New Zealand for years...It's powerful, vivid, empathetic storytelling.'

- Lara Strongman



 

 



 

Home By Christmas

 

2010, 120 minutes

'A bravura performance by Tony Barry
is woven together with WWII archival footage
in this touching Kiwi memoir.'
- Variety



 

 



 

Perfect Strangers


2003, 100 minutes

'Gaylene Preston's generally
taut and well directed pic is her best
work in film to date'
- David Stratton, Variety


 

 


 
 
 

War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us


1995, 94 minutes

'Gaylene Preston takes a simple idea and
turns it into a rich, universal experience'
- Kevin Thomas, LA Times

 

 


 
 
 

Bread and Roses


1993, 200 minutes

'In the 'kill to watch' category…
faultlessly directed.'
- Neil Jillet, Melbourne Age

 

 


 
 
 

Ruby and Rata


1990, 102 minutes

'Preston and her team have
woven a special kind of Kiwi magic in this one -
I'd crawl over broken glass to see it again - and again'
- Peter Calder, NZ Herald


 

 



 

Mr Wrong


1985, 87 minutes

'A dandy little thriller marked by
excellent performances'
- Judith Crist


 

 


 
 
 

Making Utu


1983, 48 minutes

'Gaylene Preston’s 1983 TV documentary celebrates the chutzpah, ingenuity and burgeoning national pride of a bunch of young cowboys out in the wild making the epic New Zealand movie of their dreams.'
- Bill Gosden


 

 


 
 
 

Getting to Our Place


1999, 72 minutes

'Has many of the hallmarks of a thriller.'
- PETER CALDER, NZ HERALD


 

 


 
 
 

Coffee, Tea or Me?


Director: Brita McVeigh
2002, 70 minutes

'A wry look at the changing image of New Zealand's air hostesses over the years is a fascinating chronicle of substantial social change
- New Zealand International Film Festival


 

 


 
 
 

Lovely Rita - A Painters Life


2007, 70 minutes

'A lively and loving look at
one of our cultural icons.'
- Sunday Star Times


 

 



 

Hone Tuwhare: No Other Lips


1996, 46 minutes

'Gaylene Preston has fashioned a shrewdly
appreciative portrait...'
- Bill Gosden, NZ Film Festival


 

 


 
 
 

The Time of our Lives


2007, 45 minutes

'The veterans march again with a pride in their past and their present, which is our pride too.'
- graeme tetley


 

 


 
 
 

Earthquake!


2006, 44 minutes

'Preston has interwoven personal eye
witness accounts of the disaster with stunning
archival footage from the time'


 

 


 
 
 

Titless Wonders


2001

'A compelling mixture of poetry and pragmatism.'
- Irene Gardiner