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.
The South Shorts Mentorship programme returns in 2019 with 9 emerging filmmakers selected to take part in the programme..... Read more
December 22, 2018
Script to Screen is delighted to announce the appointment of Jackie Dennis as our new Executive Director. She steps up to the role having worked in programmes and operations with departing ED Esther Cahill-Chiaroni over the past 18-months. Throughout her career Jackie has worked closely with creative practitioners in music, literature and film, nurturing careers and advocating for the arts.... Read more
November 30, 2018
We are delighted to announce nine esteemed advisors will join us for the rigourous programme of group workshops, team sessions and individual sessions carefully crafted to serve feature film projects in advanced development.... Read more
November 28, 2018
The selected teams participating in Story Camp Advanced are...... Read more