Academy Award-winning Producer Barrie Osborne (ONZM) is an internationally renowned US film-maker who moved to New Zealand while working on major film projects, and was part of the Oscar-winning team behind The Lord of the Rings, picking up two nominations and the 2004 Academy Award for Best Picture for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
New York born Barrie has dual citizenship, after falling in love with Aotearoa when he first visited back in the 1980s. Since then he's been an ambassador for the New Zealand film industry, enticing moviemakers here from around the world.
The Rescue, The Water Horse, Pete's Dragon, Krampus, Ghost in the Shell, and the recently released Meg (starring Cliff Curtis).
Barrie is currently executive producing the Disney live-action version of Mulan, which Kiwi director Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country, The Zookeeper’s Wife) is helming. Mulan is based on Disney's 1998 animated Mulan, which earned $304.3 million globally and earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.