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Louis Sutherland

Louis Sutherland’s Biography

Last Updated:
20/05/2019, 10:54 am
New Generation 2010
From cable TV on the Kapiti Coast to international film festivals in France and the USA - Louis Sutherland is co-director of award-winning New Zealand short films ‘The Six Dollar Fifty Man' and 'Run'. He is also an actor and writer.

Louis Sutherland grew up on the Kapiti Coast. He worked on Cable Television before studying at Toi Whakaari (The New Zealand Drama School). He encouraged Mark Albiston to work with him on his drama school, end of course, short film. They had to fit 26 actors into 15 minutes of film, all needed a moment for their reel. The next two films were based on each of their lives respectively growing up on the Kapiti Coast. - Run and The Six Dollar Fifty Man.

Louis was co-recipient of an Arts Foundation New Generation Award in 2010 with Mark Albiston. Their film the Six Dollar Fifty Man is the third short film that the pair has officially co-directed.

Mark and Louis grew up together in the small Raumati Beach settlement, just north of Wellington. They began working together for a cable TV network. Louis then went to drama school and Mark went to film school where they developed their skills in production and performance. The two have now worked together in the industry for over 15 years.

Mark and Louis are currently writing their feature screenplay Shopping.