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Cilla Harnett

Joined on
Mar 2024
Location
Wellington
Ethnicity
Māori
Iwi
Te Atiawa (Taranaki)
Languages
English, Intermediate te reo Māori
About me
Kia ora - I am currently producing a doco about Takahanga Marae in Kaikōura. This is my first time working as a producer however I would like to work more in this field. I am enjoying working hands-on, across the board and directly with our people. I am committed to working in Te Ao Māori and promoting our reo. I also work as an Art Dept or Costume supervisor and coordinator on larger-scale productions. I am a great all-round organiser.
Proficiencies & skills
Organising
Scheduling, budget, and crew management, strong administration, financial administration, and communication skills, and I have worked with diverse groups, stakeholders, and hierarchies.”
Producing
Small-scale productions that require research, crew management, scheduling, budgeting and funding applications.
Art Department
Services
Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design
Victoria University
1999 - 2002
Te Reo Māori
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
2020 - current
Featured work
The Bones of Our Past Documentary
My Role: Producer Belmont Productions + Old Beach Farm Productions Kaikōura + Christchurch 2022 Director: Rick Harvey Exec Producer: Amanda Jones Current (finish August 2024)
Time Bandits
My Role: Set Decoration Coordinator Paramount Films / Viacom Ltd Wellington 2022 Executive Producer: Tiaka Waititi Director: Various - Episodic Set Decorator: Kathryn Lim
PEARL
My Role: Costume Supervisor A24 Wellington 2021 Shot in Whanganui, an American horror story set in the 1918 Texas. Prelude to Project X. Director: Ti West Costume Designer: Malgosia Turzanska
THE HOBBIT MOVIE SET
My role: Production Supervisor Rings Scenic Tours 2023 Designer: Ra Vincent Design and build of 2 x Hobbit holes in Matamata. Our job was to create and produce all the props and dressing and then install them at Matamata. I managed the coordination, finance, logistics and crew contracts.

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