This whole programme had its beginnings in 2001 as a unique marriage between NHNZ and the University of Otago - it was the first time in the history of the university (perhaps all New Zealand universities) that an outside commercial entity was entrusted with teaching and running an academic qualification in partnership with the university. Together we designed, taught and administered the extraordinarily successful programme in Natural History Filmmaking and Communication.
And what a partner! The university, in fact no university, could ask for more.
NHNZ is a world-leading producer of factual television. Each year NHNZ creates more than 60 hours of innovative programming which explores the remarkable phenomena of the natural world as well as areas including health, science, adventure and people.
In search of untold stories NHNZ ventures above and below every ocean on the planet and across every continent, including Antarctica - where it has produced more films than any other company. The results have earned NHNZ over 200 international awards, among them Emmy Awards, the industry's highest accolade, and the prestigious Wildscreen Panda.
In addition to their base in Dunedin, NHNZ has offices in China, USA, Australia, Singapore, and South Africa. They work closely alongside major networks around the world such as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Health, TLC, National Geographic Channel, PBS (US), NHK (Japan), France 5 and NDR (Germany). As a result their programmes are seen in more than 200 countries by hundreds of millions of viewers.
You want to know about filmmaking? About communication? Have you ever come to the right place!