I am a drama DOP with a passion for telling
stories with pictures
I believe the moving picture medium is a powerful yet under developed means of telling dramatic stories.
I am interested in expanding visual ideas to enhance the story telling process of film.
I enjoy the collaborative process between director and DOP, and believe my strength is my understanding of the camera as " the unseen actor "
I have worked on a number of important New Zealand and International drama productions in recent years.
Northland - Feature Film : Director Hamish Bennett ( release 2019 )
Frozen Moments - Feature Film : Director Craig Newland ( release 2019 )
Funny As - TV Series : Director Paul Horan ( release 2019 )
The Messiah - Short Film : Director Vela Manusaute 2017
Filthy Rich ll - TV Series : Directors , Various 2017
Bruce McLaren Story - Feature Film : Director Roger Donaldson 2016
Sparrow - Short Film ; Director Welby Ings 2016
Winner. Cinematography, Diversity in Cannes Festival . 2018
Abandoned - Television Feature ; Director John Laing 2015
(Winner. Best TV Feature NZ Film Awards )
Not Like Her- Short Film. 2015 : Director Hash Perambalam
( Winner. Allen Guilford Prize for Best Cinematography NZ international Film Fest )
( Winner. Best Short Film, NZ Film awards )
Ow What - Short Film ; Director Mike Jonathon 2015
(Nominated. Allen Guilford Prize , Best Cinematography NZ international Film Fest)
Les Mills - Bullet time 360 shoot for Les Mills international
The Deadlands - Feature Film 2014 ; Director Toa Fraser. ( VFX DOP and Stand In DOP )
The Last Saint - Feature Film 2013 ; Director Rene Naufahu
( Nominated for nine NZ Film Awards )
Ross and Beth - Short Film 2013 : DirectorHamishBennet.
( Winner, NZ Film Awards, Best Cinematography ) (Winner, Allen Guilford Prize for Best Cinematography, NZ International Fiml Festival ) ( Finalist, Show Me Shorts, Cinematography Prize )
Super City ll - TV Series 2013 : Director Oscar Kightley
Hope and Wire, TV Series 2013 ( Stand in DOP and 2nd Camera ) : Director Gaylene Preston
(Finalist for Cinematography 2013 Moa Awards )
Sunny Skies, TV series 2012 : Director Mike Smith
Harry, TV series 2012. ( 2nd unit DOP ) : Directors Chris Dudman & Peter Burger
Marmite " Don't Freak" Graham Henry TVC 2011 : Director Toa Fraser
Underbelly NZ :- TV series, 2nd Unit and 2nd Camera : Director . Mike Smith
Suicide Police:- Short Film 2010 : Director Anton Steel
Haumanu:- Documentary Series, 2010 : Director: Chelsea Winstanley
Taku Rakau E:- Short Film, 2009, Director: Kararaina Rangihau
This Is Not My Life:- TV Series, 2009, 2nd Unit DOP
Isosceles:- Short Film, 2008, Director: Anton Steel
Rude Awakenings:- TV Series, 2006, 2nd Unit DOP
The Market:- TV Series, 2005, Directors: Rene Naufahu, Damon Fepulea’i, Geoff Cawthorn.
( Finalist for Cinematography, 2006 Air New Zealand Film Awards )
Toy Love:- Feature Film, 2001, Director: Harry Sinclair
I have also provided Additional photography on the feature films “In My Fathers Den“,
“50 Ways Of Saying Fabulous“, “Life's a Riot“ ,“Matariki“ and "The Orator"
I have Gaffered over 35 Feature Films including …
Aliens In The Attic
Strength of Water
Worlds Fastest Indian
In My Fathers Den
Catherine Fitzgerald: Producer : 027446459
Michael Bennet : Director : 0274887647
Oscar Kightley : Director : 0275051252
Fiona Copland:- Producer, Phone: 027 478 9417
Rachel Jean:- Producer, Phone: 0274 756 436
Leon Narby:- DOP, Phone: 027 275 6960
Simon Raby:- DOP, Phone: 021 993 240