ProductionShed.TV and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in collaboration with Sunday TVNZ are looking to identify The Berry Boys. Please if you have any information contact Te Papa at or call 04 381 7129 and leave a message. Some of the stories of these boys will feature in our documentary ( next year.

Berry Boys Call Out

If you missed it, see the Sunday programme here –

This Sunday 29th September tune in to watch TVOne’s Sunday program at 7:00pm.

The Berry Boys on Sunday
Who knows these soldiers?

Pete Cronshaw and his TVNZ Sunday team are telling the back story of the Berry Boys soldiers and putting the call-out to help ProductionShed.TV find some living relatives that we can interview for our 2014 TVOne documentary The Berry Boys: The Speakers for the Dead. Please spread the word.

Our 44 minute documentary The Berry Boys; The Speakers for the Dead has been commissioned by TVNZ following a successful application to NZ On Air for funding. Pre-production has now begun on the project and we are working closely with TVNZ’s Sunday programme and the team at Te Papa to uncover the stories and identities of the men in these photos. More info on the documentary here.

Berry Boys

Exciting news for all you Aussies. StoryTree is coming to a screen near you! Screening everyday at 6:20pm on ABC4Kids beginning the 8th of April. Be sure to spread the word! 😀

StoryTree promo

What Do Kids Want From TV? with Dr Maya Götz


Half-day Seminar

The New Zealand Children’s Screen Trust, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand and Script to Screen bring you a half-day seminar with internationally renowned researcher in children and media Dr Maya Götz (Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television).

Maya will draw on the latest international research to delve into what makes children’s content foster learning, how to enrich the viewing experience and ways to really connect with its audience.

This seminar is a must for anyone creating content for children including writers, directors and producers of television, film and digital media or those interested in this area. It includes:

– Getting the attention of your child audience (focus 3-7 years)
– Effective learning through engaging programming (focus 6-9 years)
– Dreams, fantasies and a healthy identity

For the full seminar brief click here

Maya Götz, Ph.D., is Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) at the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corp.), Munich, Germany, and of the PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation. She has published several books as well as more than 200 articles in the field of children, young people and television. Furthermore, she acts as a consultant in the fields of knowledge concepts, character development, pilot seasons and pilot testing for producers and editors of public broadcasters.

Full Information:

Auckland: Tuesday 5th March, 1-5pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St
Wellington: Thursday 7th March, 12:30-4:30pm, NZ Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St
Registration: Seminar costs $25. Register online via paypal; for Auckland click here, for Wellington click here.
If you would like to arrange an alternative method of payment or have any questions please contact Eloise –

NZ Children’s Screen Trust Public Forum

Join us after the seminar for a lively panel discussion on children’s media in a NZ context.  A panel of New Zealand content creators join Dr Maya Götz to discuss the issues followed by a public Q&A.

All welcome.  Please join us afterwards for a drink (a small charge per glass).

Auckland: Tues 5th March, 5:30-7pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St
Wellington: Thurs 7th March, 5:30-7pm, NZ Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St
Registration: This forum is free and all are welcome.