Brad (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuwharetoa, Ngāi Tahu) is an expert in Māori culture and has a passion for traditional and modern stories.
A trained journalist with a long history in television production with one of New Zealand’s main national broadcasters and independently, Brad has worked as a writer, director and or producer of numerous highly rating and critically acclaimed documentaries and television series.
Brad’s passion in drama began as a writer and producer of the seminal Mataka television series, which screened on TVNZ and later TV3.
He has worked on the writing table for Spin Doctors, and has consulted on numerous domestic and international TV dramas and feature films, including Shortland Street, Mercy Peak, Kaitangata Twitch, as well as co-productions Tracker with Ray Winstone and Temuera Morrison, the telemovie The Man Who Lost His Head with Martin Clunes, and Mahana, directed by Lee Tamahori.
Brad is also a published author with a string of books and articles to his credit. In 2010, Brad was chosen as the Michael King Māori Writer in Residence, writing a book on Whale Traditions of the Māori.