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Interview of Johnny Morris by Jane Paul on 13/10/2009. Johnny Morris was television and film technician and production assistant throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In this interview he discusses the rise of the New Zealand film industry in the 1980s from his perspective. Also his memories of TVNZ in the 1970s particularly being part of the crew for The Governor.

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Key Points of interest: CHTV-3, NZ Ballet, Television New Zealand, crewing for commercials in the 1980s, rolling strikes at TVNZ, film crews on NZ features, Gibson Group.

Key People: Colin Gardner, John Bach, Bill Stalker, Bruno Lawrence, Keith Aberdein, Bob Duggan, Simon Walker, Gaylene Preston, Tony Isaac, John Reid, Dougie Milson, Peter Bennet, John Barnett, Graham McLean, Martyn Sanderson, Craig Waltes. Rory O’Shea, Tom (Tama) Poata

Film Titles: Pop Co, Richard Pierce, The Governor, Close To Home, The Ombudsman, Carry Me Back, Nearly No Christmas, Black Heartened Barney Black Foot, Rachel, Lost Tribe, Wild Horses, The Slient One, The Prisoner, Cuckoo Land, The Haunting, The Lie of the Land, Ngati

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Year 2009

Reference number F196599

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series New Zealand Film Archive Oral History Project

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Oral history

Production company New Zealand Film Archive

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Credits Interviewer: Jane Paul
Camera: Owen Mann

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