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.
December 23, 2014
In addition to the 2014 South Auckland Short Film Workshop, Script to Screen is proud to introduce the South Shorts Mentoring... Read more
April 8, 2017, CPIT BROADCASTING SCHOOL, CHRISTCHURCH
In an entertaining in-depth workshop, Nick Ward shares his secrets to writing a screenplay that engages the reader and reads professionally... Read more
Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement met with Cliff Curtis at Q Theatre in Auckland, to discuss co-writing, co-directing and starring... Read more
October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015, Auckland
This year's symposium takes place on 10/11 October 2015, at the University of Auckland Business School.... Read more