Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Afternoon Behind Bars

One of the best things about my job is the unusual places and people I meet, this afternoon was spent behind the electric fence of one of New Zealands prisons.

The people there were just like you and me in many ways except for the fact that unlike you and me they cant go home. To be sure some of these people have done terrible things, but as always it is striking when you come face to face with these people and see their humanity.

I'm going back again next week and believe it or not I'm looking forward to it, who would of thought.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Award For Badwater Camera

Last year Sonya Wilson (reporter), Chris Brown (camera) and myself (producer) headed off to Death Valley to film a story about the remarkable Lisa Tamati. On Friday at the Qantas Media awards for craft Chris won Best Camera in Current Affairs.

Chris did a remarkable job under some trying conditions ...... although I'd like to point out my input in filming the egg, ask him if you know him.

You can watch the work of the fab Mr Brown here

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


20/20 is on a three week break from local stories and running a series of specials so I thought I'd post some photos of us out on the road doing our thing.

Sonya Wilson and Chris Brown out Filming for our story The Keepers Secret

Sonya Wilson and Nick Chopper Reid in editing

Beth Roche doing a master interview for the story Nil By Mouth

Chris Brown filming late at night in a graveyard for our Blood Lust story ..... It was really really cold.