Libby Hakaraia is of Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa Rangatira and Te Ati Awa descent. She has a background in radio and television journalism and current affairs before beginning work in television documentaries 13 years ago.
Libby has directed or produced 17 prime time documentaries in New Zealand including two award winning documentaries. In recent years Libby has directed and produced a number of different series for television including 26 episodes on finding ones Maori roots (Tatai Hono) for Maori Television.
The Lawnmower Men of Kapu, showing at the New Zealand Film Festival in 2012, is Libby’s third short film. Her first producer credit was for Hawaikii 2006 which screened at Berlin Generation and 6 other international festivals. She also produced Kehua which also screened at Berlin Generation in 2008. Libby is currently working on several television productions and feature film scripts.
September 23, 2018
Script to Screen Executive Director Esther Cahill-Chiaroni will step down from the role at the beginning of next year after... Read more
Applications are now open for the Aotearoa Short Film Lab, a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters to workshop new ideas for short films.... Read more
October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018, ASB Waterfront Theatre
The theme of #BigScreen18 Tuning into the Zeitgeist explores the forces that influence us both collectively and alone.... Read more
October 9, 2018 - October 10, 2018
DUNEDIN: 9am-12:30pm Tuesday 9 October CHRISTCHURCH: 9am-12:30pm Wednesday 10 October... Read more