Grant Lahood - Director
Grant Lahood has been writing and directing (and sometimes shooting and editing) films, TV, commercials and web content for more than 30 years.
He has twice had short films – ‘The Singing Trophy’ and ‘Lemming Aid’- selected for competition at the prestigious Cannes film festival – and was awarded jury prizes on both occasions.
Screen credits include…
SNAIL’S PACE (1989) -Short Film - Writer/Producer/Director.
A garden snail’s high-speed mission to cross the road for a feast of lettuce.
THE END (1990) -Short Film - Writer/Producer/Director.
Black comedy about an unusual day in the life of a gravedigger.
THE SINGING TROPHY (1992) -Short Film - Writer/Director.
Comedy about a hunter/taxidermist whose bizarre collection of mounted animal trophies sing Strauss’ “The Blue Danube” to him.
LEMMING AID (1994) -Short Film - Writer/Director/Editor.
A group of NZ animal rights activists travel to Norway to stop the annual mass suicide of Lemmings.
CHICKEN (1996) -Feature Film - Writer/Director.
Black comedy about an ageing rock star who fakes his own death in an attempt to revive his flagging career.
ARC (2000) -Dance Film - Producer/Co-Director/Editor.
A Trilogy of solo works choreographed and performed by New Zealand dance legend Douglas Wright.
KOMBI NATION (2002) -Feature Film - Writer/Director/Performer/Editor
Mockumentary road movie which follows a group of young New Zealanders on a Kombi van trip around Europe.
BOGANS (2003) -Short Film - Director/Executive Producer/Editor.
Three kiwi lads attempt to convince Peter Jackson to cast them as Hobbits in his multi million dollar Lord of the Rings movie.
BAD DATES (2005) -Short Film - Producer/Director/Writer/Editor.
A group of mismatched singles come together for a disastrous speed date evening.
NATHAN HAINES’ FAMILY ALBUM (2005) -Arts documentary - Director.
Jazz musician Nathan Haines joins his father, brother and the NZ Symphony Orchestra in the concert of a lifetime.
CHOP OFF (2006) -Short Film - Producer/Director/Writer/Editor.
Three woodchoppers face off in a battle between old and young.
ANZAC SONGS (2007) – One hour documentary - Writer/Director/Camera
Singer Jackie Clarke investigates the history of New Zealand war music.
INTERSEXION (2012) – Documentary feature – Writer/Director/Camera/Editor.
An exploration into the lives of Intersex people from around the world.
SPRUNG (2012) – Short Film – Writer/Director/Editor.
Young Guy takes a novel approach to making that impressive basketball shot.
A LOAD OF TROUBLE (2015) – Short Film – Writer/Producer/Director/Editor.
A lonely man, on his weekly visit to the Laundromat, goes on a strange voyage of discovery to solve one of the great mysteries of life.
SYBIL’S PSYCHIC HOTLINE (2017) – Short Film – Writer/Producer/Director
A depressed and bedridden woman makes a call to a Psychic phone line and receives a message that does nothing to improve her outlook.
MARIEVILLE (2021) – Short Film – Writer/Producer/Director/Editor
A model Mississippi paddle steamer takes a Woman back through to time to recall the memory of her Father.
THE MAN DOWNSTAIRS (2021) – Short Film – Writer/Producer/Director/DOP/Editor
Strange things start happening when a young couple move in upstairs from their landlord Colin.