Established in 1999, Pageant Films has produced award-winning broadcast promos, network indents and short films.

Motivated by a passion for compelling filmed entertainment that connects with mainstream local and global audiences, Pageant is developing a slate of projects. Currently, we are preparing to shoot a short musical, Impossible.

Pageant founder Gabriel Reid holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies and an M.A. in English Literature. He has worked across theatre, film and television production and promotion. His work has garnered PromaxBDA, Tropfest and Writers Guild awards. Dr Reid has lectured on Film History and New Zealand Cinema at Unitec Institute of Technology. He sits on the boards of Film Auckland and the Directors and Editors Guild. He is a member of Actors Equity and the NZ Writers Guild.