Glenis Giles - Producer
Glenis has worked in the New Zealand independent film and television
industry since 1988 as a production manager, line producer and producer.
Her portfolio of work includes film and television drama, theatrical
short films, documentaries, children’s television, commercials
and music videos. She has worked extensively in the production of
television for youth and produced the highly successful and award
winning short films Song of the Siren, Shoes,
The Grocer’s Apprentice and Eau de la Vie.
During 2005 Glenis produced Project
Q, incorporating QTV – a multi-media 13 part science based
television series for children – and Q
Careers – the first of a series of DVD's profiling career
pathways of scientists in fields as diverse as forensics, agresearch,
volcanology and marine biology. Glenis supervised the development
of the interactive Q web site with Oktobor
Interactive, featuring curriculum-based quizzes and interactive
Glenis and her business partner Di Oliver-Zahl developed Project
Q over three years and were about to start pre-production of the
television series when Di was killed in an accident in February
"Di was an inspirational and dynamic person. Her death
pushed me to follow through with her vision to develop true to life
television which answered real questions for young people."
Oliver-Zahl and Giles met working on Bread and Rosesand
established OliverGILES Productions in 1994 (Limited 2003). They
made numerous theatrical shorts together and formed a great working
partnership – Project Q was their passion.
Glenis is an active member of the New Zealand film industry. She
currently Chairs the Wellington
Fringe Film Festival, having been a board member since its inception
seventeen years ago and is a founding member of WIFT
Wellington Inc. (Women in Film and Television 1994).