Nominated Best Telefeature for ABLAZE: NZTV awards 2020
Nominated Best Director in Drama: NZTV awards 2017 & 2019
Finalist for Best Director Drama NZTV awards 2017 | Finalist for Best Director Drama NZTV awards 2019 | Finalist for Best Telefeature NZTV awards 2020.
He moved into directing via music videos, helping pioneer the explosion of the music video industry in New Zealand through the 1990s, winning multiple awards for some of NZ’s top recording artists. After winning best music video two years running at the NZ Film and Television awards, and the Flying Fish Music Video awards,
Frizzell started directing TV commercials, winning accolades both in New Zealand and abroad. Best director at the Axis NZ Advertising Awards and a bronze Lion at Cannes are among the many highlights. Frizzell has now directed some of New Zealand’s top rating TV dramas.
Also directing two episodes of ‘Tatau’ for BBC3. Having completing a third season of NZ’s highly successful ‘The Brokenwood Mysteries’ he was finalist as Best Director for Drama at the 2017 New Zealand TV Awards.