Don Selwyn a widely recognised and honoured Maori actor and film-maker died today in North Shore Hospital after a long illness.
Don will be missed and well remembered for his achievements and in particular his efforts to bring Maori content and viewpoints to mainstream New Zealand film and television.
Don was an accomplished actor, producer and director in stage, television and film.
Many people will remember his efforts and aims in developing opportunities for training and mentoring young Maori in the industry.
His work includes;
Mauri (1988) Old Policeman
Mesmerized (1986) Joseph
Came a Hot Friday (1984) Cray
Trespasses (1983) Bob Storey
The Lost Tribe (1982) Sergeant Swain
Goodbye Pork Pie (1980) Kaitaia Policeman
Sleeping Dogs (1977) Taupiri
Shakespeare’s Te Tangata Whai Rawa O Weneti (2002) Director
Shakespeare’s Te Tangata Whai Rawa O Weneti (2002) Executive Producer
Crooked Earth (2001) Producer
Crooked Earth (2001)
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)
Once Were Warriors (1995)
We bid Don farewell and pass our condolences to his whanau and friends.