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John Tristram

John D. Tristram and Ian James Wilson established the Juniper Films partnership in the 1970s with their film on the first Papal visit to the South Pacific.

At the request of the Government at that time, they remained in Samoa to produce the country's first Tourism promotional film which won the PATA Grand Film Award the following year.

Thereafter followed commissions from the Governments of Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand – and more prestigious international film awards.

Juniper established a base in London for six years and produced a series of films in Europe and Africa for the New Zealand Education Board. All of the films sold to television world wide.

In the 1980s Juniper Films focused on arts programs for television in Australia and continued to produce films and teaching resources for the New Zealand Education Department.

Two major television series, Pacifica and Oceania, took Juniper back to the Pacific in the 1990s and by the new millennium, the Samoan Government co-produced with Juniper the first documentary on the history of their country.

Filmography

QUEST OF JIMMY PIKE, THE »

JIMMY PIKE, an Aboriginal artist of extraordinary vision and skill, searches for the source of his mythology. A member of the Walmatjarri tribe, Jimmy Pike walked out of the Great Sandy Desert in the remote north-west of Western Australia when he was 14 years old...

P.G-H. »

P.G-H arrived on the scene in New York in the 1940s, having studied with Vaughan Williams, Nadia Boulanger and other composers in England and Europe...

MEMORY TREE »

David Boyd was born in 1924. His mother and father were both famous artists. They were also complex human beings who had a profound effect on David's imagery and his remarkable skills as both a potter and a painter...

FIRST CITIZEN: ALBERT NAMATJIRA »

FIRST CITIZEN: ALBERT NAMATJIRA explores the great talent which enabled the Aranda Aboriginal to become the first to adopt the painting techniques and modes of expression of culture which were in direct contrast to his own...

BLACK ANGELS: A Widening Vision »

Gordon Bennett was born in Monto, Queensland in 1955. In 1991 his compelling painting, The Nine Ricochets: fall down black fella, jump up white fella, won him the prestigious Moet and Chandon Art Fellowship...