Gary Scott has a strong background in both journalism and history and is a producer, director and writer of prime-time factual programmes, and assists the Visitor Experiences team with conceptualising and delivering new experiences.
Recently, Gary has produced a primetime factual series for TVNZ, Along For The Ride,the 70 minute historical docudrama, Nancy Wake: The White Mouse, historical current affairs series War News and documentary series The Trouble with Murder. His other contemporary projects as Executive Producer include the popular factual documentary series Undercover, and NZ Detectives and Line of Fire. Within the visitor experiences sector he has worked on Voyagers and the award-winning OurSpace for Te Papa, Vaeggen for the Museum of Copenhagen, and Outrageous Fortune: The Exhibition for Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Other Gibson Group documentaries include How to Spot a Cult, Who Ate All The Pies, Cartoonists Inc, Aspiring, Our Day To Remember and Sex And Lies In Cambodia. He is also the producer of complex history series - Kiwis At War and Here To Stay (two series) - for TVNZ, and was executive producer of the long running arts series Frontseat (98 episodes), and TV3's What's Your Verdict? (5 episodes). Further series include the TVNZ7 interstitials Tales from Te Papa (120 episodes) and was Executive Producer of The Court Report and Small Blacks TV (TV2). Gary also produces videos for the corporate sector clients including Ministry for Social Development.
Gary started working in television as an assignment editor and reporter for daily news, and then moved into documentary and factual series as writer and researcher. Prior to joining Gibson Group, he directed prime-time documentaries Point Of Impact: Air Accident Investigators and Flight 703: The Survivors (highly commended US International Film & Video Festival), alongside arts documentaries Op' Stars and Tutus 'n Town Halls.
Gary holds a BA in New Zealand History and has written for the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and for the Waitangi Tribunal. He also has a post-graduate Diploma of Journalism.