Jonathan Dennis was the inspiration behind numerous projects of huge significance for arts and culture within New Zealand – particularly film. He was the founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive, as well as a freelance broadcaster, film producer, director, curator, radio and record producer, and editor of a wide range of publications.
In 1990 Jonathan co-produced the acclaimed feature documentary 'Mana Waka' directed by Merata Mita. He received the Prix Jean Mitry in 1993, the main award at the Italian Film Festival, in recognition of his activities in safeguarding and prizing film heritage. He also won the Best Documentary or Feature category of the New Zealand Radio Awards.
Jonathan's book The Silent Migration is currently out of print.
Jonathan passed away in 2002.