Don Selwyn(circa 1936 – 13 April 2007)

Born of Ngati Kuri and Te Aupouri descent, Selwyn grew up in Taumarunui and began his professional life as a teacher. In 1984 he began a film and television training course for Māori and Pacific Islanders. In 1992 he co-founded He Taonga Films. He was a founding member of the New Zealand Māori Theatre Trust and made the 2001 film Merchant of Venice, the first Maori language feature film with English subtitles.

Television work included 


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