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Brent Macpherson

Brent Macpherson

I’m Brent Macpherson, director of Stretch Productions, which is a film productions company with an emphasis on culturally diverse people from all walks of life. Due to my acting background in the 1990s and my passion for the arts, I founded the New Zealand Deaf Short Film competition in 2004 and established my productions company in 2007.

I have a degree in psychology from Massy University, and I worked for three years in Tasmania as a therapist for families with deaf children. Subsequently I became the Northern Regional Manager for the Deaf Association (now known as Deaf Aotearoa), with a strong focus on community development.

I’m passionate about social change for the disability community, as well as the Deaf community using media as a vehicle for social change. I firmly believe the media is a powerful tool through which wider society can gain a positive perception and attitude towards people with disabilities.