Bryn is an award-winning documentary director whose 25-yr career began as a photojournalist that took him into area’s of conflict covering human rights issues most notably in East Timor, West Papua, Solomon Islands and Afghanistan.

 

His most recent film endeavour 'BornRacer' (2018) for Universal Pictures, catapulted global audiences into the world of six times Indycar motor-racing champion Scott Dixon but its his film "Hip Hop-eration' (2015) that sits most at ease with Bryn’s story-telling sensibilities.

 

'Hip Hop-eration' won best feature documentary, best documentary director and best cinematography at the New Zealand Film Awards (2014) along with best feature film at the Chargrin Int. Film Festival (2015) and Audience Awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (2015), FIFO (2016), Two Rivers (2015) and runner up Audience awards at IDFA (2014), One World Human Rights (2015) and Thessaloniki (2015), it was also presented at Cannes and Berlinale markets.

 

In 2005, Bryn established the beginning of an eight-year relationship with the broadcaster Māori Television producing amongst many projects the acclaimed documentary series 'Tatai Hono' (2005) and the documentary film 'From Street to Sky' (2008), that captured the spirit of renowned New Zealand musician & activist Tigilau Ness. Bryn also produced the series 'Karanga - The First Voice' and 'Mana Wairua'.

 

Complimenting this body of work, Bryn wrote and directed prime-time factual documentary for other broadcasters within New Zealand including the series ‘Lap of Luxury’ (TVNZ), 'Descent from Disaster’ (TVNZ), 'I am Innocent’ (TVNZ), 'Beyond the Darklands’ (TVNZ) and was a producer for the acclaimed current affairs series '60 minutes’ (TV3).

 

Bryn is currently completing an observational documentary on New Zealand’s most famous indigenous band, ‘Katchafire’, that is set for a duel Maori Television/ festival release later in the year. Bryn continues to work as a development and post-production consultant, both in NZ and abroad, and is a respected practitioner within the documentary community.

 

Bryn works between New Zealand and Europe.

Premier Pathways Funding Award

2016 New Zealand Film Commission

 

Berlinale Talents Participant

2016 Berlin Film Festival

 

DEGNZ Mentorship Award

2016 Jennifer Baichwal

 

IDFA Academy Participant

2014 Int. Documentary Festival of Amsterdam

 

Selection, IDFA First Apearence Award

2014 Int. Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA)

 

Winner, Best Director of Documentary

2014 New Zealand Film Awards

 

Winner, Best Documentary - Hip Hop-eration

2014 New Zealand Film Awards

 

Finalist, Best Current Affairs Story

2006 Qantas Film & Television Awards

 

Finalist, Photographer of Distinction

1998 Romeo Martinez International Awards

 

 

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