John O'Shea
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1920


A key figure in the birth of New Zealand filmmaking, director John O'Shea was well known for getting the most out of a shoestring budget, as well as mentoring some of the country's most well-known industry names. The founder of Pacific Films, O'Shea smashed cultural boundaries with such controversial productions as Broken Barrier (1952), a love story involving a Maori girl and a white boy. In...