Northern Pictures joins NHNZ and BHP stable

Australia’s Northern Pictures this week joined a production stable that already houses New Zealand-based NHNZ and Beach House Pictures (BHP) in Singapore. Sydney-based David Haslingden, who bought NHNZ and its sister company BHP from Fox last October, acquired Northern Pictures to add an Australian production house to his pool of globally independent production houses.

Managing Director of Northern Pictures Sue Clothier says the grouping is a perfect fit for her production company, which has had significant growth since its inception in 2010.

Northern Pictures is currently producing series two and three of the high profile "Once Upon a Time in…" franchise for SBS and are in production with BHP on a landmark four-part series on Kakadu for the ABC and 10-part series for international distribution.

"I have been an admirer of NHNZ and BHP for many years and have always felt there were obvious synergies between our companies and people. Australia, New Zealand and Singapore locales give us distinct Southern Hemisphere advantages.

“We share similar storytelling sensibilities and have complementary slates with content covering a range of genres. Our combined teams and wealth of knowledge in the global production market should see us extremely well placed.”

Over the past two decades Sue Clothier has built a solid and strong reputation in the Australian television market both as an innovative creative and as a deal maker.


Northern Pictures is a TV production company that delivers large scale factual television to the Australian and international market. Based in Sydney, Australia, Northern Pictures has a global outlook and is committed to innovative ideas and high quality production values with a focus on documentary series of all types, as well as factually inspired drama.