After Image Films

Some information about AIF

Director Experience

Miranda’s first short film as a director, Voiceover, written and produced by husband Stuart McKenzie, won Best Short Film at the 1997 NZ Film and Television Awards, and her first play as a director won a slew of awards at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards including Best Actor and Best Set Design.

Miranda continues to work closely with Stuart in film and theatre. Their production company MAP Films has made a number of award-winning short films. And for two years Miranda, Stuart and business partner Neil Pardington ran the inaugural NZFC Talent Development Initiative, executive producing a number of successful short films including, Brita McVeigh’s Thinking About Sleep, Paul Swadel’s Accidents and Andrew Bancroft’s Home Kill.

As a theatre director Miranda has worked for Downstage Theatre, the Auckland Theatre Company and the NZ International Festival of the Arts. Her productions have won popular acclaim and a number of Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, including Best Production and Best Design (Much Ado About Nothing); Best Actor for Tim Balme (Much Ado About Nothing); and Best Actress and Best Newcomer for Danielle Mason (Collected Stories).

In theatre, Miranda and Stuart are acknowledged internationally as pioneers of verbatim theatre. Their collaborations Portraits (1998), Flowers from My Mother’s Garden and Biography of My Skin (2009) have all toured nationally to great acclaim.