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Burying Brian

Behind the scenes: the producers

Burying Brian is produced by Julie Christie and Robin Scholes.

A former newspaper journalist and documentary director, Julie Christie founded her own production company, Touchdown Television in 1991, and built it into New Zealand's leading entertainment production company, which she later sold Touchdown to Dutch media group, Eyeworks.

She still has a long-term commitment to the company, now as CEO. 

Julie has achieved most of her international success with unscripted formats including The Chair and Treasure Island. The company's formats, most of which were first aired in New Zealand, have been licensed to 30 countries.

Burying Brian is her first television drama series. The series is being re-versioned in the US, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Spain.

Click here to read Julie's perspective on Burying Brian

Robin Scholes has produced five feature films including The Tattooist (2007), Crooked Earth (2001), Rain (2001), Broken English (1996), and multi-award winner Once Were Warriors (1994). She was awarded an OBE in 1997 for her services to film.

Robin was one of the founding partners and executive directors of Communicado where she produced documentary and information series, and the television dramas Greenstone, The Chosen, Homeward Bound and True Life Stories.