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Best Emerging Filmmaker

Best Documentary

Marcus Palmer
Director 

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Disco Bloodbath Trailer

Disco Bloodbath Trailer

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Disco Bloodbath

Disco Bloodbath

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A New Song

A New Song

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Bat Country - Happy Home

Bat Country - Happy Home

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Sounds of Protest

Sounds of Protest

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A Wealth of Illusion

A Wealth of Illusion

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Disco Bloodbath. (Promo 3)

Disco Bloodbath. (Promo 3)

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Disco Bloodbath - Teaser 2 June 2016

Disco Bloodbath - Teaser 2 June 2016

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Showreel Marcus Palmer

Showreel Marcus Palmer

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   About   

About Marcus Palmer

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

With over fifteen years of experience I have directed, story produced and post 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.

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Work History

2022

 

Disco Bloodbath

PRODUCER DIRECTOR

Theatrical documentary - Award Winning Festival Release

Winner - Best Emerging NZ Filmmaker (DocEdge Festival)

Nominated for Best Cinematography (DocEdge Festival)

Official Selection - L.A. International Film Festival

Official Selection - L.A. Queer Film Festival

Designing Dreams Series 2

DIRECTOR

Architectural TV series for PRIME 

Lego Masters NZ Series 2

STORY PRODUCER / POST PRODUCER

A TV series for TVNZ

MasterChef NZ

POST PRODUCER

A TV series for TV3

Lego Masters NZ 

STORY PRODUCER / POST PRODUCER

A TV series for TVNZ

2021

Documentary Series TBA

STORY PRODUCER (POST)

Netflix

Popstars

STORY PRODUCER

POST PRODUCER

21x 1hr episodes for TVNZ

2020

Dog Almighty 

POST PRODUCER

18x 1hr episodes for TVNZ

Rhys Darby Big in Japan 

POST PRODUCER

6x 1 hr episodes for TVNZ

2018/19

Auckland Stories

All Black Experience 

DIRECTOR

Auckland Museum

My Restaurant Rules NZ 

STORY PRODUCER

POST PRODUCER

TVNZ & SEVEN

Six60 Documentary

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Theatrical Feature Documentary

Anthems 

DIRECTOR, RESEARCHER 

A PRIME music documentary series

Making New Zealand

DIRECTOR

A PRIME documentary series

GoggleBox

FIELD DIRECTOR

TV series for TV3

Now I Become Beauty Destroyer of Worlds

PRODUCER DIRECTOR 

Experimental theatre show and short film

2017

My Kitchen Rules NZ

POST PRODUCER

STORY PRODUCER

TV series for TV2
 

2016

Kiwi Living 

DIRECTOR

TV series for TV1
 

2015

Kiwi Living

DIRECTOR 

TV series for TV1


MasterChef NZ

STORY PRODUCER

TV series for TV2


House Hunters International 

DIRECTOR

A top 20 rating US cable TV series


Police Ten 7

DIRECTOR

TV series for TV1

A Wealth of Illusion

DIRECTOR

Short Documentary


Drew Blood & the Fang Bangers

DIRECTOR

Short documentary
 

2014

The Dragon Story

DIRECTOR

A feature-length documentary for PRIME


2013

MasterChef NZ 

STORY PRODUCER 

TV1

New Zealand's Got Talent 

FIELD DIRECTOR

TV1

The Exponents Documentary
DIRECTOR

A feature-length documentary for 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 film - for festival release 

Just the Job
DIRECTOR 

TV2

MasterChef NZ
TECH COORD

TV1

2010

MasterChef NZ

CAMERA ASSIST 

TV1

Just the Job
DIRECTOR 

TV2

Marae DIY 
DIRECTOR (B)

TV Series for Maori Television


2009

MasterChef NZ 

B CAMERA & CAMERA 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 directed and shot.

 

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