Jamie Lawrence

Writer, Director.
Comedy performance, drama performance, visual narrative.
Smiths City
Vote Ghost
Rainbow Youth
Griffin's Crunchies
Warehouse Stationery

Jamie is a uniquely talented and award-winning performance director. From comedy to drama, Jamie has an uncommon empathy that 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, he’s written and directed several award-winning short films.

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.

In 2008, Jamie won a scholarship to study at the NYFA film academy in New York. He was nominated for New Zealand’s SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year Award 2012, and the Emerging Talent Award at CAANZ Axis 2016.

In 2017, Jamie was chosen as one of eight filmmakers to participate in the Script to Screen FilmUp Mentorship Programme. Jamie was nominated for Best Direction at CAANZ Axis 2017 for his Salvation Army campaign films, which took home a gold, two silvers, and one bronze Axis Award.