Roxane Gajadhar

Roxane wrote a television series and accompanying virtual reality experience. Her critical work explored adaptation across platforms.

PhD awarded 2021

Roxane has worked in the screen industry for two decades in senior roles across both factual and drama production including film, television drama, documentary and has directed major interactive exhibitions (Lord of the Rings, World Expo). She spent five years as Marketing and Communications Director for Film New Zealand/The New Zealand Film Commission, and in 2016-17 was Special Projects Director charged with exploring the future of screen storytelling in the context of exponential technology-driven change.

She gained an MA in scriptwriting from Victoria University of Wellington's International Institute of Modern Letters in 2016 and has been writing for children's television company Pukeko Pictures as well as developing her own projects.

Roxane writes: 'My creative work was an adaptation of Elizabeth Knox's Dreamhunter Duet. While the novels' setting is fantastical there are many parallels with our own world, the experience of "dreaming" and the potential of VR. My critical work interrogated the process of adapting works for television and immersive platforms, and the unique demands inherent in each.'