Pukeko Pictures has announced the appointment of Lisa Chatfield as Head of Scripted Development, following the announcement of her departure from the NZFC earlier this month.
Chatfiled will work with Chief Creative Officer Martin Baynton and Head of Production Angela Littlejohn on the company’s development slate as well as television shows in production. Currently Pukeko’s shows include ANZ co-production Cleverman, which had its premiere at the Berlinale last week, and UK-NZ co-production Thunderbirds are Go.
Chatfield will depart the NZFC with the bulk of its recent feature crop premiering to good notices. Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Tickled both played well and sold at Sundance, while Born to Dance did well here before travelling to the Berlinale. The upcoming 25 April picked up good notices at Toronto last year.
Prior to her time with the NZFC, Chatfield worked in development and production with Working Title Australia, NHNZ and Eyeworks NZ (now Warners). She also produced Rob Sarkies’ Scarfies.