ScreenTalk: Steven O'Meagher

Steven O'Meagher
Steven O'Meagher: The 20 year Dream that is Harry…

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As the founder of production company Desert Road, Steven O'Meagher has produced a long list of documentaries, films and television shows.

His latest dramatic project is Harry, featuring Oscar Kightley in the lead role.

His documentaries include The Understudy, Million Dollar Tumour, and Reluctant Hero. O'Meagher executive produced TV drama This is Not My Life.

In this ScreenTalk, O'Meagher talks about:

  • Throwing away the scripts while working with Paul Holmes on The Way We Were
  • Bringing an opera singer's "fantastic ego and sense of theatre" to documentary The Understudy
  • How feature film Out of the Blue challenged the people of Aramoana
  • Showing a personal journey towards death in award-winning documentary Million Dollar Tumour
  • How a phone call led to the documentary Reluctant Hero about Willie Apiata
  • Selling This is Not My Life to an American production company
  • Being disappointed with how the show rated in New Zealand
  • How producing Harry has been a 20 year dream

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

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