Stephen Campbell

Stephen Campbell

Producer/director/writer at Amaru Road Ltd.
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Auckland, New Zealand

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February 2021
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About Stephen

Stephen Campbell (Writer/Director/Showrunner)

Stephen Campbell is a New Zealand-based, internationally award-winning, writer/director/producer with a focus on creating compelling content for youth and young adult audiences.

For the past 17 years, Stephen’s focus has been on young adult drama; creating, writing, and directing local and internationally award-winning series, such as Secret Agent Men
(2 seasons) and The Amazing Extraordinary Friends (3 seasons).
His most recent drama, the dystopian sci-fi thriller, The Cul de Sac (3 seasons) won
Best Children’s Programme at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards and is currently playing on BBC i-player.

Stephen is passionate about developing projects for YA audiences and is working on a number of exciting new series, including the supernatural thriller The Cove.
This was selected as one of twelve international finalists in the C21Media US Series Pitch 2020 and was a semi-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Competition 2020.



  • The Cove

    The Cove Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Comedy Determined to escape a derelict, dead-end seaside resort, a petulant teen must first defeat an ancient evil and save her family from a horde of re-animated geriatric bloodsuckers.

  • The Sunshine Institute

    The Sunshine Institute Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Comedy Desperate to save his failing relationship, an unemployed Gen-Z slacker leaps at a job with the mysterious Sunshine Institute only to end up battling an ancient evil for his mortal soul.


    DEAD MEN CAN'T DANCE - AN EMMA ROSE MYSTERY Budget: $1M - $5M | Film-noir Comedy A street-wise private eye diagnosed with Advanced Involuntary Narcissistic Rage Disorder becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murder of her therapist and must navigate a tangled web of lies, corruption, and homicide to prove her innocence.

  • 1977

    1977 Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Comedy A naive country boy determined to fulfill his best mate's dying wish enlists the help of a rag-tag band of unlikely heroes and sets out for the big city on a quest to steal the heavily guarded print of a long-awaited movie destined to change pop culture forever.


  • The Cul de Sac. season 1,2,3

    The Cul de Sac. season 1,2,3 (2016 - 2018)
    Television by Greenstone TV/Amaru Road Ltd Show-runner/Director/writer The Cul De Sac (meaning 'dead end') is a YA drama from New Zealand about a group of teens trying to survive in a world where all the adults have suddenly vanished along with the Internet and electricity and evil forces want them dead.

  • The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

    The Amazing Extraordinary Friends (2006 - 2010)
    Television by Greenstone TV/Amaru Road Ltd (Adventure, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Show-runner/Director/writer After discovering an ancient alien artifact, 16-year-old Ben Wilson is suddenly transformed into a legendary superhero. Ben must learn to control his newfound superpowers if he is to save his friends (not to mention the world) from a collective of sinister super-villains known as Nemesis.

  • Secret Agent Men Seasons 1&2

    Secret Agent Men Seasons 1&2 (2003 - 2004)
    Television by Greenstone TV (Comedy and Family) Show-runner/Director/writer After successfully completing Secret Agent Men, the world's most popular online computer game, Jack West is thrust into the real world of international espionage with 'real spies' and 'real danger'.

  • ICE TV

    ICE TV (1995 - 2000)
    Television by TV3 (Comedy and Music) Associate Producer/Director/Writer Entertainment series for young adults featuring music, comedy, and factual segments.


  • French International Modern Film and Script Fest Best TV Script Pilot 2023 (Dead Men Can't Dance)

  • Asian Academy Creative Awards - Best Children's Programme (The Cul de Sac)

  • Seoul International Drama Festival 2011 - Special Prize (The Amazing Extraordinary Friends)

  • Best Children's Programme Qantas Media Awards (Secret Agent Men)

  • Best Comedy Programme NZ Film andTelevision Awards (ICE TV)


  • Whitecliffe College of Art and Design

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