New Zealand Maori Film and TV Legend Don Selwyn died today

13 04 2007

Don Selwyn

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;

Actor Credits
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

Director Credits
Shakespeare’s Te Tangata Whai Rawa O Weneti (2002) Director

Producer Credits
Shakespeare’s Te Tangata Whai Rawa O Weneti (2002) Executive Producer
Crooked Earth (2001) Producer

Casting Credits
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.

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2 responses

17 04 2007
Mahora and The Maori Volcanics

So sorry you had to leave us matey, but you will be remembered in the hearts of those who will remember you forever. For your gift to Maoridom, to the Rangatahi you gave your knowledge too and all those whose hearts you touched, including mine and Billys.

So sorry we never got to finish our projects but you have so much to do in heaven I know you’ll be around to guide us all.

We will love you forever.

Mahora & Billy Peters and members of the MAORI VOLCANICS SHOWBAND

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