ScreenTalk: Bailey Mackey

Bailey Mackey
Bailey Mackey is a former news reporter on Te Karere and 3 News, who is now producing and directing commercial Maori series through Black Inc Media.

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Bailey Mackey is a former news reporter on Te Karere and 3 News, who is now producing and directing commercial Maori series through Black Inc Media. He is the main creative force behind controversial show The GC, and new reality series The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison.

In this ScreenTalk, Mackey talks about:

  • The shock of going from iwi radio to TVNZ show Te Karere
  • The challenge of working on 3 News
  • How the show Code brought sports talk to Maori Television
  • The origin of famous phrase 'Mean Maori Mean'
  • Feeling very proud of rugby series Beneath the Maori Moon
  • Wanting to show a different side of Maori life in The GC
  • His thoughts on the controversy surrounding the show
  • Pitching the idea of The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison
  • Getting the right mix of drama, vulnerability and humour on the show

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.

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