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Since his graduation from the New Zealand Drama School in

1983 Danny has become an experienced director, writer and actor

in all mediums - stage, screen and television. 




He is known as an ‘actor’s director’ due to his particular strength in directing actors and getting extraordinary performances. (He teaches at the NZ Drama School and NZ Film and Television School.)  


2020 New Zealand Television Awards– Best Feature Drama (Runaway Millionaires)

2020 New Zealand Television Awards–  Best Drama Series (One Lane Bridge)

New York Festivals TV and Film Awards 2020 – Bronze Medal – Best Direction (Runaway Millionaires)

NZ Television Awards 2018 – Best Feature Drama (Why Does Love)

NZ Television Awards 2018 – One of two finalists for best Director Drama (Why Does Love)

NZ Television Awards 2017 – Finalist in 2 categories/6 nominations (Hillary)

NZ Television Awards 2014 - Finalist for best television feature (The Kick)

NZ Television Awards 2012 - Finalist for Best Director Drama (Rage) 

Qantas Awards 2007 – Finalist for Best Director Drama  (The Hothouse) 

NZ Screen Awards 2006 Finalist best script and best Comedy (Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby) 

NZ Film and Television Awards 1999 Finalist Best Director Comedy (The Semisis)

NZ Film and Television Awards 1999  Finalist Best Director Comedy (Market Forces)

NZ Film and Television Awards (Director) 1998 Best Comedy (Tele Laughs)   

NZ Film and Television Awards 1996 Best Entertainment Programme (Skitz) 

Mostra internationale del film di fantascienza e del fantastico 1991 Actor (Heidi) Meet The Feebles.  


2020/2021  Directed episodes 1,2 and 3  “Under the Vines” a six part drama series produced by Libertine Pictures for Acorn Films and TVNZ.

2019 Directed Episodes 4,5,6 -“One Lane Bridge”, a TV drama series made by Great Southern Television for TVNZ.

2018/2019 Directed a TV movie “Runaway Millionaires”, made by Fearless Productions. For TVNZ.


2018/2019 Directed a mini-series “Jonah”, the story of Jonah Lomu made by Great Southern Television for TV3.

2016 Directed a TV movie “Why Does Love?” for TVNZ, made by Great Southern Television. The story of New Zealand rock band “Dance Exponents”.

2015 Directed Episodes 1,2,5 and 6 of “Dirty Laundry” a TV drama series for TVNZ made by Filthy Productions.

2014/15 Directed all six episodes of "Hillary". (One hour each) - television period drama series for TVNZ by Great Southern Television. Shooting includes locations in Nepal, India and the Southern Alps. Screened in NZ August/September 2016. Screened in Australia on Channel TEN  November 2016.

2013 Directed Kings of The Gym. A Play (Comedy) Circa Theatre. Writer: Dave Armstrong. 


2012 Directed The Truth Game . A Play Circa Theatre. Writer: Simon Cunliffe.


2011-2012 Directed: Fresh Meat  
A Comedy Horror feature film released Oct. 2012. 
Starring Temuera Morrison, Kate Elliott, Nicola Kawana.   
Premiered at Hawaii Int.Film Festival.     
April 2013 Tribeca International Film Festival, New York City.      


2011  Directed:  Rage  
A feature length Drama movie for Television New Zealand. Finalist in seven categories in NZ Television Awards 2012 for Drama.  


2011-12  Director-Co-writer-Actor: The Motor Camp
By Dave Armstrong and Danny Mulheron. Since its premiere at Circa Theatre, Wellington - this hilarious and ground-breaking play has gone on to become the second-most successful play in NZ History.


2010 - 2009  Directed Paradise Cafe – Series 1 and 2 - for BBC2 - 26 ep. Kidult TV series. 


2009 Directed Eruption - An HD tele-movie for TV3. 


2009 Directed Emu - A childrens’ Comedy TV series for UK’s ITV. 


2008 Directed Time Trackers - 6 eps for the Seven Network Australia. 


2008 Directed The Third Richard - A feature film Documentary about Danny Mulheron’s Grandfather who was a banned Jewish composer in Nazi Germany. 


2007 Directed  and Presented AA Torque Show - a car show for Prime TV. 


2007 Directed Shining City- A Play at Circa Theatre. 


2006 Directed The Hothouse - A TV series which screened world-wide. 


2006 Directed Drawer of Knives – A play by Stephen Sinclair at Circa. 


2006 Acted and Played piano as Shostakovich in Master Class - a play at Circa Theatre. 


2005 Directed, Wrote and Produced Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby. Comedy TV series TVNZ and Australia ABC. Series One and Series Two. 


2005 Directed The Tutor - A Play (Comedy) at Circa Theatre. Written by Dave Armstrong. 


2005  Directed The Bach - A Play by Stephen Sinclair at Circa. 


2004  Directed The Love of Humankind - A Play (Comedy) by Brian Sergent at Circa Theatre. 


2004  Directed The Reluctant Revolutionary - Documentary about David Lange, NZ Prime Minister. TVNZ 


2004  Directed The Daylight Atheist – A Play (Comedy) written by Tom Scott. Performed in major theatres in NZ and Australia.  





Danny Mulheron

2010 - present

2010 - present

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