Glenn Standring is a New Zealand scriptwriter, producer and film director, working in the action, horror and fantasy genres. He is from Feilding in the North Island of New Zealand. He is descended from Glaswegians and Mancunians on the European side and Ngāpuhi on the New Zealand side. Standring studied film at the Ilam School of Fine Arts, and completed a first class honours degree in Archaeology from The University of Otago in Dunedin. Later he moved to Wellington and began to direct comedy for television.