Marcus Palmer

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About Marcus Palmer

I am a documentary and television director based in Auckland New Zealand.

With over ten years experience I have directed or story produced some of New Zealand’s most successful shows.

As an experienced producer and director I produce work  that adheres to the principles of ethical journalism as set out in the Media Council Statement of Principles.  I am an Associate Member of the New Zealand Media Council.

 

Work History

2020

Dog Almighty 

POST PRODUCER

TVNZ

Rhys Darby Big in Japan 

POST PRODUCER

TVNZ

2018/19

Auckland Stories

All Black Experience 

DIRECTOR

Auckland Museum

My Restaurant Rules NZ 

STORY PRODUCER, EDITOR

TVNZ & SEVEN

Six60 Documentary (Working title) 

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - music doco feature

Theatrical release

Anthems 

DIRECTOR, RESEARCHER 

A PRIME music documentary series

Making New Zealand

DIRECTOR

A PRIME documentary series

GoggleBox

FIELD DIRECTOR

TV3

Now I Become Beauty Destroyer of Worlds

PRODUCER DIRECTOR - 

Experimental theatre show and short film

2017

My Kitchen Rules NZ

STORY PRODUCER

 TV2
 

2016

Kiwi Living 

DIRECTOR

TV1
 

2015

Kiwi Living

DIRECTOR 

TV1


MasterChef NZ

STORY PRODUCER

TV2


House Hunters International 

DIRECTOR

A top 20 rating US cable show


Police Ten 7

DIRECTOR

TV1

A Wealth of Illusion

DIRECTOR

Documentary


Drew Blood

DIRECTOR

Short documentary
 

2014

The Dragon Story

DIRECTOR

A PRIME Rocks documentary


2013

MasterChef NZ 

STORY PRODUCER 

TV1

New Zealand's Got Talent 

FIELD DIRECTOR

TV1

The Exponents Documentary
DIRECTOR

PRIME 

 

Road Cops
DIRECTOR (Field, OPC)

TV3

New Zealand's Got Talent
FIELD DIRECTOR

TV1
 

2012

Just the Job

DIRECTOR

TV2

 

Renters
DIRECTOR (OPC)

TVNZ 

 

Showtime 
CAMERA

TVNZ

 

Coastwatch
DIRECTOR (OPC)

TV1


2011

5100 Brides

DIRECTOR

Documentary shot in India.

 

A New Song (Short film)
PRODUCER, WRITER, DIRECTOR

Short drama

Just the Job
DIRECTOR 

TV2

MasterChef NZ
TECH COORD

TV1

2010

MasterChef NZ

TECH COORD 

TV1

Just the Job
DIRECTOR 

TV2

Marae DIY 
DIRECTOR (B)

Maori Television


2009

MasterChef NZ 

TECH COORD/ CAM OP/ CAM ASSIST 

TV1

The Country Channel

CAM OP, FLOOR MANAGER

SKY TV

Just the Job
DIRECTOR, RESEARCHER 

TV2

Marae DIY
PRODUCTION COORD 

Maori Television


2008

Just the Job

RESEARCHER

TV1

Tribute 08 Apology to Vietnam Vets 
PROD COORD

TV1

Marae DIY
PROD COORD

Maori Television


2007 

Kiss Me Deadly 

2ND AD 

Television Feature Film. Starring Shannen Doherty & John Rhys Davies

Reckless Behaviour 

2ND AD 

Television Feature Film.  Starring Odette Yustman (Cloverfield)

Pukoro
DIRECTOR’S ASSIST (Studio DA)

Maori Television

Relevant Training

• 2006 – DIPLOMA IN FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION - South Seas Film & Television School. Majoring in: Screenwriting & Directing. Documentary Directing & Development

 

Showreel

A selection of clips I've directed and shot.

 

Contact

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