Jamie Lawrence

Writer, Director.
Comedy performance, drama performance, visual narrative.
Air New Zealand 'We Fly For You'
Smiths City
Rainbow Youth
Griffin's Crunchies
Molenberg
Vote Ghost

Jamie is a uniquely talented and award-winning performance director. From comedy to drama, Jamie’s uncommon empathy translates to his work and resonates deeply with audiences.

Kiwi born and bred, Jamie made his directorial debut age 6 with a polar-fleece puppet lip-syncing to Enya. After graduating from South Seas Film & Television School, Jamie immersed himself in the vibrant Wellington film industry, working at all levels of production on blockbusters such as Avatar, King Kong, The Lovely Bones, and The Hobbit.

Jamie is a uniquely talented and award-winning performance director. From comedy to drama, Jamie’s uncommon empathy translates to his work and resonates deeply with audiences.

Kiwi born and bred, Jamie made his directorial debut age 6 with a polar-fleece puppet lip-syncing to Enya. Since then, his films have gone on to win notable awards at NZIFF, Show Me Shorts, France's Festival des Antipodes, and the Oscar-qualifying Nashville Film Festival.

Jamie has been nominated for the SPADA New Filmmaker Award, received a New York Film Academy Scholarship, a Directors’ Guild Internship, and a Script to Screen FilmUp Mentorship. He has received nominations for the Emerging Talent Award and multiple Best Direction Awards at CAANZ Axis. Jamie has also received both development funding and proof of concept funding for his feature film “Skin”.

From actors to creatives to crew and clients, our Jamie is collaborative, inclusive and kind and we are proud to see his star so deservedly rise and rise.