Court drama and real criminals.
Television New Zealand gained unprecedented access to the Auckland and North Shore district courts for this seven part series.
Using five cameras, Courtroom captures the real drama of the district court.
This groundbreaking series is a first – not just in New Zealand but in all the countries which use the British judicial system.
All those appearing before the judges are filmed. There is no pixilation.
With the use of multiple cameras Courtroom is able to capture all the human moments. Split screens are used so viewers see in real time the judges sentencing people and the person’s reaction at that life changing moment.
It is the first time multiple cameras have been allowed into court.
News coverage of court cases is restricted to one camera.
While most of the series is shot inside the court in many of the cases there are interviews with the “accused” telling how they felt about their sentence.
Promotional TrailerComing soon.
Director/Producer: David Lomas
Thanks to: Auckland District Court, North Shore District Court
Exec producer: Tony Manson
Network exec: Jane Wilson
Court Reporter: Geraldine Johns
Production Consultant: Jill Graham, Craig Lindsay
Reenactment Director: Robin Shingleton
Script Writer: David Lomas, Geraldine Johns
Offline editor: Craig Lindsay
Online Editor: Kirsten Sudbury
Production manager: Lornelle Henry
Production assistant: Karen Bunting
DOP: Paul Richards
Camera: Clayton Carpenter, Karl Schodt, Mal Williams, David Lomas
Sound Mix: Graham Wallace
Narrator: Simon Dallow
Original Music: Wayne Bell
Production accountant: Liz Goddard
Financial controller: Glenda Paterson
Funded by: TVNZ