Gemma Gracewood

Gemma Gracewood is a producer of things and people. She likes making good things happen. She once had a two-week internship at the Shortland Street storyliners' table but left halfway through the last day to see Disney on Ice with Nurse Carla Crozier.

Jul 27, 2018

Meet Aotearoa’s next acting superstar

Young New Zealand actor Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie is surging to stardom on the back of acclaimed survivalist drama Leave No Trace and Taika Waititi's upcoming Jojo Rabbit.

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Feb 23, 2018

A daughter remakes her mother's iconic TV series

Gemma Gracewood talks to her sort-of-sister Elisabeth Easther, the host of new TV One series Islands of the Gulf, in which Easther revisits her mother’s trailblazing documentary series.

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Oct 3, 2017

Ashleigh Young conquers America

Gemma Gracewood follows New Zealand essayist and poet Ashleigh Young as she appears at the Brooklyn Book Festival in New York.

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Aug 28, 2017

Pumped for politics: I got my boobs out at the United Nations

It's not every day you can say you expressed milk in the presence of world leaders. Gemma Gracewood looks back at that time she breastfed at the United Nations in New York, and considers what it's like to work while parenting in the world of film and TV.

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Jun 19, 2017

I donated my son’s placenta to science (and then I tracked down the scientist who took it)

Gemma Gracewood grew a baby and a placenta and then she gave it away. Here she interviews the scientist she gave it to.

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May 24, 2017

Free the street: a geoblock plea to Shortland Street bosses from a super-fan abroad

Five years ago, South Pacific Pictures responded to an online campaign from fans outside NZ and unblocked the 20th birthday special for a couple of days. A repeat, please, this time round, beseeches Gemma Gracewood from New York.

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