Peter Feeney | HMA

Peter Feeney

Film Director, Actor & Teacher

Peter’s relationship with HMA began when we produced the extensive “Motivational Interviewing – a Learning Resource ”, which captured motivational interviewing practices from within New Zealand and Australia. Since then, they have worked on several projects, the most recent being the talk-to-camera segments for Ake – a safety and behaviour support app for men accessing programmes to disrupt domestic and family violence.

Peter is a Pakeha New Zealander of Irish heritage. He has been a professional actor since 1994, working in the UK, US, Australian and NZ Theatre, TV & Film. He runs his own Auckland Screen Acting school, the Actors Lab Studio, and is a guest teacher at Drama schools and for organisations such as MEAA, NZ Equity and SDGNZ. Peter is also a published author and has written numerous articles, screenplays, and books. His handbook on acting, ‘Acting and How to Survive it,’ was published in 2020 to great acclaim.

Peter’s first novel, ‘Blind Bitter Happiness,’ was published by Harper Collins. Since 2020 Peter has written, produced, directed and acted in a limited TV series based on ‘Blind Bitter Happiness,’ now slated for broadcast in NZ and internationally.