Dixon lives the life

Author’s note: This article published in 2014.

Long Bay Baptist church member and former television producer, Grant Dixon, has filmed a documentary on the road with his family and friends. The completed film is almost ready for broadcast on Shine TV.

The experienced producer says the idea behind Turning 60: A Road Trip-enjoying the journey was to test the concept.

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Dixon inspires

Author’s note: This article published 2015.

Grant Dixon, a documentary producer and Baptist church member, sees the coming decade of broadcasting on internet as similar to the first few years of NZ on Air. Then, when broadcasting was all new, there was an opportunity for newbies to get in on the bottom floor. When TV3 began, they were willing to take risks to break the TVNZ stranglehold.  

According to Dixon, the internet is now in a similar wild-west time.

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Tell a story

I know there is a lot of bad news about, but if you turn on the television news, you’ll get some more. While there is a dearth of good television broadcasting, I am, strangely enough, watching the news more than ever. That is the current events. There is one channel I like, but the other one I don’t that much. While watching that one, I noticed a hidden niche for writers that hasn’t been tapped into that much. While the presenters weren’t telling us about how bad shape America is, they were recycling people’s dirty laundry. I saw the potential for a competitor — positive stories, done with charm and imagination. I know that half the world is in bad shape–but there has got to some good despite the dross? Do something differently positive to the latest fall from grace of a politician.

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