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Gerri Eller


Location

City
Wellington

Social Media

IMDB: imdb.com/gerrieller
Skype: gerrieller
LinkedIn: nz.linkedin.com/in/gerrieller

Affiliations

Producer | Scriptwriter | Journalist | Director

www.gerrieller.com
www.vimeo.com/gerrieller

Gerri has made factual television, drama, TVCs and videos in Australia and New Zealand, working on both sides of the camera. Her recent projects include:

- All In The Mind – a Prime TV documentary on the neuroscience of gender
- TVNZ Sunday Special: to be announced – a documentary
- Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web – an independent documentary about the most wanted man online
- Gem Hunt – a Travel Channel series on the search for precious stones in dangerous places
- Beyond The Darklands – a TVNZ series exploring the psychological development of killers
- First Crossings – a TVNZ series reconstructing the trailblazing journeys of early explorers
- Inside New Zealand: Nazi Hunter – a TV3 documentary on a detective’s bid to build a cold case
- Global Radar – a TVNZ environmental travel series
- World Class New Zealand Awards – a scripted live event with profile videos
- TVNZ News at 8 – an evening news and current affairs show with live studio interviews.

Gerri develops and produces projects, writes scripts and directs video. She specialises in setting up complex shoots with sensitive talent in difficult places. Gerri has a background in television journalism and has also worked as a performer in drama and music and as a creative copywriter. Her skills include:

Producer
- producing for factual television series, documentaries, videos and live current affairs
- creating and developing television projects
- setting up complex shoots in remote and politically difficult places
- finding, vetting, negotiating with and managing talent in sensitive situations

Scriptwriter
- writing scripts, structures and storylines
- writing project proposals
- writing live event scripts

Journalist
- investigative journalism
- researching topics, talent, locations, vision and images
- pre-interviewing and writing question lines

Director
- directing videos for the web and events
- basic editing skills on Avid and Quantel

Presenter
- presenting factual television
- interviewing.

Images & Media

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Credits

TVNZ Sunday Special: to be announced - researcher - 2016 - D - Gibson Group
All In The Mind – researcher - 2016 - D - Gibson Group
Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web – researcher - 2013 - D - Monsoon Pictures
World Class New Zealand Awards - writer, video producer - 2012 - 14 - V
Gem Hunt - set-up producer - 2012 - 13 - TVP - NHNZ - David Grusovin
New Zealand International Business Awards - writer - 2012 - LE
Beyond The Darklands - researcher (journalist) - 2011 - 12 - TVP - Screentime
First Crossings - researcher - 2011 - 12 - TVP - Eyeworks TV
Inside New Zealand: Nazi Hunter - researcher - 2011 - D - Ponsonby Productions - John Keir
Global Radar - researcher - 2010 - 11 - TVP
TVNZ News at 8 - set-up producer, writer - 2009 - 10 - TVP - TVNZ
Love My Way - Spikey - 2005 - TVP - Southern Star Entertainment - Garth Davis
Radio 2GB and other Sydney talk stations - producer, writer - 2004 - 08 - NPT
Australian and New Zealand music venues - singer-songwriter - 2003 - present - LE
Stripped Down at Dean’s - producer, host, singer-songwriter - 2003 - 04 - LE
NSW Police Recruitment – Mother - 2002 - TVC - John Bevins and Windows - Peter McGuire
Curtains – Marion (lead) - 2002 - SF - Maia Horniak
Forget-me-nots – Sarah - 2001 - SF - Guy Lemberg
Wired Life - presenter - 2000 - TVC - Communicado - Mal Williams
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Xerxos’ Mother - 1999 - TVP - Renaissance Pictures - Mark Beesley
Telecom Business - presenter - 1998 - 99 - TVC - Saatchi & Saatchi - Peter Cudlipp
Shortland Street - Professor Eugenie Starling - 1998 - TVP - South Pacific Pictures
Repeat Performance – News Anchor - 1997 - TVF - Daybreak Pictures
The Elephant Man – Mrs Kendal (lead) - 1997 - T - Maidment Theatre
City Life - Sue - 1996 - TVP - South Pacific Pictures
Power Cut – Mother - 1996 - TVC - Saatchi & Saatchi
Sunday - presenter, writer - 1995 - TVP - TV3
Voice-overs - television and radio - 1990 - present - NPT
Radio New Zealand - producer, journalist, presenter - 1990 - 93 - NPT

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Victoria University of Wellington
Certificate in Journalism Wellington Polytechnic
TV Camera, Sound and Lighting short course Australian Film, Television and Radio School
Avid Media Composer short course Australian Film, Television and Radio School
Writing for TV Drama short course Australian Film, Television and Radio School
Writing Sci-Fi short course Australian Film, Television and Radio School
Directing Drama short course MetroScreen, Sydney
Drama performance techniques Meisner, Laban, voice, Shakespeare and others

Contact Details

Mobile

+64 21 0295 6887

Email

[email protected]

Web

www.gerrieller.com


Images & Media

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