Libby Hakaraia

July 16, 2012

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.



March 28, 2018

Applications are now open for our brand new pilot programme EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA, an initiative designed to develop distinctive NZ writing talent in television drama. Up to 8 writers and/or teams will be awarded a place in the immersive lab where they will workshop their concepts with experienced television writers from NZ, Australia and beyond.... Read more


Participants Announced for Aotearoa Short Film Lab

March 15, 2018

Script to Screen and Show Me Shorts Film Festival have announced the eight screenwriters who have been selected to participate in the 2018 Aotearoa Short Film Lab, a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters. The Lab offers participants the opportunity to develop their short film concepts and scripts with the guidance and advice of experienced industry mentors during a full-day immersive workshop.... Read more



March 8, 2018

Script to Screen is delighted to launch a brand new pilot programme to develop distinctive writing talent in television drama, EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA. Selected writers and/or teams will workshop their concepts with television writer advisors from NZ and beyond, and will receive follow up mentoring and support including introductions to executives from production houses, television platforms and funders.... Read more