An Island Calling

About This Project

On July 1, 2001, John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener were killed in their home in Suva Fiji. John, from an old European-Fiji family and educated in New Zealand, was the Director-General of the Fiji Red Cross and worked as a go-between in the hostage crisis during the coup of 2000.


This feature documentary An Island Calling is based on the book “Deep Beyond the Reef” by John’s brother Owen, and traces the extraordinary and colorful story of the Scott family, the political crises that have marked Fiji’s recent history right up to the present day, the killings and their aftermath, and the complex mix of tribal authority and democracy that exists in the Pacific.


“An Island Calling is a smart, engrossing dissection of the shocking 2001 murders of Fiji Red Cross boss John Scott and his partner.”

– Peter Calder, New Zealand Herald

Producer & Director

Annie Goldson


Annie Goldson & Owen Scott

Line Producer

Briar March

Director of Photography

Wayne Vinten


Bill Toepfer & Eric de Beus


South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film - WIFT 2008

Winner, Best Documentary - Qantas Film & TV Awards 2008

Winner, Achievement in Camera - Qantas Film & TV Awards 2008

Finalist, Achievement in Directing - Qantas Film & TV Awards 2008

Winner, Grand Prix - FIFO 2009

Best Documentary - Out Takes International Film Festival 2010

Best Documentary & Best Director - Madrid LesGai International Film Festival 2010


World Cinema Showcase

Hotdocs 2008

Melbourne International Film Festival 2008

Sydney International Film Festival 2008

Newfest 2009


FIFO 2009

Seattle International Film Festival 2009


TV3 (NZ), SBS (Aus), TV O (France), Israel TV1
& Maori Television Service