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Shaun Grant
Shaun Grant
Writer/Producer
Rintu Thomas
Rintu Thomas
Director/Producer
Sushmit Ghosh
Sushmit Ghosh
Director/Producer
Destin Daniel Cretton
Destin Daniel Cretton
Writer/Director
Virtual Speaker
Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman
Writer/Showrunner/Author
Virtual Speaker
Toa Fraser
Toa Fraser
Writer/Director/Producer
Grant Major
Grant Major
Production Designer
Simone Nathan
Simone Nathan
Writer/Actress
Aidee Walker
Aidee Walker
Director/Actress
Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper
Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper
Composer
Alana Cotton
Alana Cotton
Colourist
Kirsty Griffin
Kirsty Griffin
Photographer
Jane Holland
Jane Holland
Costume Designer
Jabez Olssen
Jabez Olssen
Editor
Ra Vincent
Ra Vincent
Production Designer
Tanu Gago
Tanu Gago
Filmmaker/Artist
Welby Ings
Welby Ings
Writer/Director
Briar March
Briar March
Director
Tearepa Kahi
Tearepa Kahi
Writer/Director
Oscar Kightley
Oscar Kightley
Writer/Actor/Director
Elizabeth Mitchell
Elizabeth Mitchell
Writer/Producer
Mia Henry-Teirney
Mia Henry-Teirney
Producer
Quinton Hita
Quinton Hita
Producer
Paula Whetu Jones
Paula Whetu Jones
Writer/Director
Moderator
Blake Ihimaera
Blake Ihimaera
Pou - Ārahi Kaupapa/Head of Content, Te Māngai Pāho
Henry Feltham
Henry Feltham
Narrative Designer/Screenwriter
Dane Giraud
Dane Giraud
Screenwriter/Writer for VR
Rick Stemm
Rick Stemm
Design Manager/Narrative Director, PikPok
Dale Corlett
Dale Corlett
Head of Talent Development, NZFC
Tayla Hancock
Tayla Hancock
Senior Policy Advisor, NZFC
Te O Kahurangi Waaka
Te O Kahurangi Waaka
Pou Whakahaere, NZFC
Cameron Harland
Cameron Harland
Chief Executive of NZ On Air
Amie Mills
Amie Mills
Head of Funding at NZ On Air
Joe Daymond
Joe Daymond
Comedian
Courtney Mayhew
Courtney Mayhew
Communications Professional/MD, MATTER
Craig Gainsborough
Craig Gainsborough
Producer/Chair, Greenlit
Dr. Prageeth Jayathissa
Dr. Prageeth Jayathissa
Senior Sustainability Partner, Vector
Rose Archer
Rose Archer
Sustainability Manager, Greenlit
Moderator
Gayathiri Ganeshan
Gayathiri Ganeshan
Principal Policy Advisor, Employment Relations Policy, MBIE
Sandy Gildea
Sandy Gildea
Executive Director, SPADA
Denise Roche
Denise Roche
Director, Equity New Zealand
Tui Ruwhiu
Tui Ruwhiu
Executive Director, Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand
Alice Shearman
Alice Shearman
Executive Director, NZ Writers Guild
Matt Horrocks
Matt Horrocks
Producer
Jasmin McSweeney
Jasmin McSweeney
Head of Marketing
Catherine Bates
Catherine Bates
Head of Incentives, NZFC
Mladen Ivancic
Mladen Ivancic
Chief Operating Officer, NZFC
Philippa Mossman
Philippa Mossman
Head of International Screen Attraction, NZFC
Morgana O’Reilly
Morgana O’Reilly
Actress/Writer
MC
Alex Casey
Alex Casey
Writer
Moderator
Gemma Gracewood
Gemma Gracewood
Editor in Chief at Letterboxd
Moderator
Dr. Ella Henry
Dr. Ella Henry
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship/Director of Māori Advancement
Moderator
Sacha Judd
Sacha Judd
CEO, Hoku Group
Moderator
Shuchi Kothari
Shuchi Kothari
Writer/Producer
Moderator
Roseanne Liang
Roseanne Liang
Director/Writer
Moderator
Leanne Pooley
Leanne Pooley
Producer/Director
Moderator
Fiona Samuel
Fiona Samuel
Writer
Moderator