Cameron Creswell Welcomes Writer Director Briar Grace-Smith
Cameron Creswell is excited to welcome writer director Briar Grace-Smith to the agency.
Briar is a filmmaker and one of New Zealand’s most celebrated writers of award-winning plays, screenplays, short fiction and television scripts.
Briar’s first feature film The Strength of Water was selected for the Sundance Writers and Directors Labs, premiering at Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals in 2009. She also wrote the comedy horror Fresh Meat which screened at various global festivals, including the midnight section of the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.
As writer/director of Charm, Briar was one of eight Māori women filmmakers who created the acclaimed feature film omnibus Waru, which screened in Official Selection at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival before going on to screen all over the world at festivals such as ImagineNATIVE, Hawaii International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival.
She was a storyliner and writer on Grace Beside Me, which was nominated for Best Children’s Television Series at the 2018 AACTA Awards. Her other television credits for New Zealand include Fishskin Suit, Kaitangata Twitch, Being Eve, Billy, the six-part drama series When We Go To War as well as This is Piki in 2017.
Briar is an inaugural recipient of the Arts Foundation Laureate Award and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2018 for her contribution to theatre, television and screen.
Briar is currently in development on various projects between New Zealand and Australia.
For enquiries about Briar’s writing and directing work, please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199