Grant McKinnon

Working in the NZ film industry since 1992

Work History

DOP Experience:

Kairakau ll  - TV Series ; Various Directors  ( release 2021 )

Head High ll - TV series; Various Directors ( release 2021 )

Vegas - TV Series;  Various Directors  ( release 2021 )

Head High - TV series; Various Directors ( release 2020 )

Bellbird - Feature Film ; Director Hamish Bennet ( release 2019 )

Frozen Moments - Feature Film ; Director Craig Newland ( release 2022 )

Funny As - TV series ; Director Paul Horan 2018/19

Filthy Rich ll - TV Series ; Various Directors  2017

Messiah - Short Film ; Director Vela Manusaute 2017

Bruce McLaren Story - Feature Film  ;  Director Roger Donaldson  2016

Sparrow - Short Film; Director Welby Ings 2016

            ( Winner , Best Cinematography , Diversity in Cannes festival ) 2018

Abandoned - Television Feature ; Director  John Laing  2015

            ( Winner Best TV Movie , NZ Film Awards )

Not Like Her- Short Film. 2                                                                                                       ( Winner. Allen Guilford Prize for Best Cinematography NZ

                                    international Film Fest ) 

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 ; Director Hamish Bennet...                                                            ( Winner, NZ Film Awards, Best Cinematography )

            ( Winner. Allen Guilford Prize for Best Cinematography NZ

                                     international Film Fest )                                                                                 ( 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

Toms Dairy, Short Film 2012 , Director Oscar Kightley...                                                                   (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 in 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"

Gaffer Experience 
I have Gaffered over 35 Feature Films including …

The Orator

Aliens In The Attic

Strength of Water
Number 2
Worlds Fastest Indian
Perfect Creature
In My Fathers Den
Whale Rider

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