Serious Crash Unit – SCU

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The 7th series of SCU is back on your screens on 21st April, TVONE at 8pm.

Last year nearly 300 people died on New Zealand roads, with many more seriously injured – and it’s up to the highly specalised officers of the SCU to establish the cause of these tragic incidents.

During the making of a series of SCU, a crew from Greenstone TV spends six months on call 24/7 following the police officers from Waitemata and Counties Manukau SCU as they carried out their crash investigations.

Our cameras are there from the first phone call-a call that can come at any time of the day or night – each episode takes the viewer behind the scenes as the SCU carry out their detective investigation, piecing together the cause of each crash. Along with expert analysis as well as heart-felt family interviews, the series drives home some hard-hitting safety messages.

Producer Kate Fraser describes making the documentary series, ‘SCU is a really hard show to make but it’s a really important show to make. Some of the victims in this series have made just the simplest of mistakes –if we can prevent just one family from having to go through the grief the families in this series have had to endure, then we are doing our job.’




Production Details

Production personnel series 7

Year of production:  2013

Producer: Kate Fraser

Thanks to: Waitemata District SCU, Counties Manukau District SCU

Head of production: Andrea Lamb

Line producer: Kylie Croft

Network exec: Tony Manson

Field directors: Candace McNabb, Mary Durham

Post director: Craig Burton

Online editor: James Brookes

Colourist: James Gardner

Offline editor: David Hay

Production manager: Jody Watson

Production coordinator: Rochelle Leef

Reconstruction assistant: Michaela Buckley

Camera: Ollie Logan, Mark Potter, Andrew Sim, Chris Brokensha, Malcolm Clement, Davian Lorson, Leon De Pettri

Sound mix: Suite 16

Narrator: Shane Cortese

Music: Andrew McDowall

Titles: Component Media Ltd

Graphic design: Flux Animation

Production accountant: Hina Dalwadi

Financial controller: Glenda Paterson

Funded by: Television New Zealand