Deb began her television career in London at BBC Drama working on acclaimed drama series The Lakes. After returning to New Zealand she worked on a range of drama series, factual programmes, outside broadcasts and documentaries for TVNZ and independent production companies.
In recent years, Deb has specialized in drama and has worked on a number of award-winning programmes as a Line Producer, Co-Producer and Producer.
Her credits include the award winning docu-drama Erebus - Operation Overdue, tele-feature The Kick, award-winning six-part drama series Hillary, the multi award-winning tele-feature The Exponents: Why Does Love?, tele-feature Kiwi, the award-winning digital documentaries NZ Wars - The Stories of Ruapekapeka and NZ Wars – The Stories of Waitara, two-part mini-series Jonah about rugby legend Jonah Lomu and the hugely popular six-part series, One Lane Bridge, which screened in April 2020.
In 2019, Deb produced Runaway Millionaires the first tele-feature from Fearless Productions.
Carmen J Leonard
Carmen is the daughter of one of the pioneers of Māori television in New Zealand, Ernie Leonard. She spent all of her childhood years with him on various television productions and was a huge supporter of his quest to start the Māori department at TVNZ.
Carmen is skilled across all genres of television. She has executive produced the multi award winning observational documentary series The Casketeers, the BBC format show Coast NZ and multiple other factual and reality series.
As a drama Producer, she co-produced six series of Outrageous Fortune, and has also produced the tele-feature What Really Happened: Votes for Women, the award winning docu-drama Erebus - Operation Overdue, the tele-feature The Kick, the award winning six-part drama series Hillary, the multi award winning tele-feature The Exponents: Why Does Love?, the tele-feature Kiwi, and the highly successful multi award winning digital documentary project NZ Wars – The Stories of Ruapekapeka.
In 2019 Carmen produced Runaway Millionaires, the first tele-feature from Fearless Productions, the 2 part mini series Jonah and the six part series One Lane Bridge.