David Strong
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David Strong

NZ Film Commission / Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga

Chief executive

  • Specialist advisor to major motion pictures and international streaming TV series, including Mulan and the Lord of the Rings TV series.
  • Has written, directed and produced several award-winning independent short films and collaborated on large multi-media theatre productions.
  • Founding member and inaugural chair of ScreenSafe. Led Reform of Vocational Education at the Tertiary Education Commission.
  • Formerly with the Army in the Middle East, Sarajevo, Bosnia and East Timor.


The Battle Department
Company Owner
Jan 2018 - Jul 2021
Director, Writer, Director and producer - Maunga - Short Film
Jan 2018 - Jul 2021
Land Information NZ / Toitū Te Whenua
Change Director: Property System and STEP
Jan 2019 - Sep 2019
Tertiary Education Commission / Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua
Director - Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE)
Sep 2019 - Jul 2021
NZ Film Commission / Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga
Chief Executive Officer
Jul 2021 - Present

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