South Auckland raised comedy writer Dane Giraud is a true renaissance man. Along with creating and writing a number of ground-breaking New Zealand comedies – most notably hit show “Find Me A Maori Bride”, Dane is a respected show-runner, producer, talent developer, screenwriter and director.
Dane initially trained as an actor and, seeking projects to showcase his talent, wrote, co-produced and acted in the country’s first award winning digital feature back in 2001 (The Waiting Place). This led him behind the scenes and today Dane is responsible for some of the edgier humour you’re likely to see on NZ screens, from the aforementioned Maori Bride to his collaborations with YouTube sensation, Jimi Jackson. Dane has worked with Hollywood talent such as Cliff Curtis and Daniel Gillies of “Vampire Diaries” fame, and continues to push the limits of comedy with upcoming shows “Tongue Tied” and “Takes A Village” and a yet to be announced web-series that will drop in mid 2018.