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Leon Narbey

Cinematographer

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Leon Narbey

Leon Narbey is one of New Zealand’s most prolific and lauded cinematographers. His talents have contributed to more than 15 features, including Whale Rider, Desperate Remedies, The Price of Milk and No.2. Narbey's work as a director includes movies The Footstep Man and Illustrious Energy, an acclaimed drama about Chinese goldminers.

Sometimes we were working in imaginary spaces where there are no walls, like the artificial gardens. We were in a white studio and moving in every direction. It was fascinating and I really enjoyed it. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands

Cinematographer
Camera Operator

2014

 Giselle

Giselle

Cinematographer

2013

 Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope

Camera Operator

2013

 The Orator - O Le Tulafale

The Orator - O Le Tulafale

Cinematographer

2011

 The Man in the Hat

The Man in the Hat

Camera

2009

 The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Cinematographer

2009

 Va Tapuia - Sacred Spaces

Va Tapuia - Sacred Spaces

Camera

2009

 Dean Spanley

Dean Spanley

Cinematographer

2008

 Life's a Riot

Life's a Riot

Camera

2008

 Rain of the Children

Rain of the Children

Camera

2008

 Questions for Mr Reynolds

Questions for Mr Reynolds

Camera

2007

 The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Camera

2007

 The Comics Show

The Comics Show

Camera

2007

 The Tattooist

The Tattooist

Cinematographer

2007

 No. 2

No. 2

Cinematographer

2006

 Perfect Creature

Perfect Creature

Cinematographer

2006

 Reflections - Gretchen Albrecht

Reflections - Gretchen Albrecht

Additional Camera

2006

 Who Laughs Last

Who Laughs Last

Camera

2006

 The New Oceania

The New Oceania

Camera

2005

 Colin McCahon: I Am

Colin McCahon: I Am

Camera

2004

 Kerosene Creek

Kerosene Creek

Camera

2004

 Marti: The Passionate Eye

Marti: The Passionate Eye

Camera

2004

 Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

Subject

2003

 Whale Rider

Whale Rider

Cinematographer

2002

 Early Days Yet

Early Days Yet

Camera

2001

 Camping with Camus

Camping with Camus

Cinematographer

2000

 Clare

Clare

Camera

2000

 Jubilee

Jubilee

Cinematographer

2000

 Savage Honeymoon

Savage Honeymoon

Cinematographer

2000

 The Price of Milk

The Price of Milk

Cinematographer

2000

 Duggan: A Shadow of Doubt

Duggan: A Shadow of Doubt

Cinematographer

1999

 Punitive Damage

Punitive Damage

Camera

1999

 Duggan: Sins of the Fathers

Duggan: Sins of the Fathers

Cinematographer

1998

 Coal Face

Coal Face

Camera

1997

 Duggan: Death in Paradise

Duggan: Death in Paradise

Cinematographer

1997

 Possum

Possum

Cinematographer

1997

 Velvet Dreams

Velvet Dreams

Cinematographer

1997

 Kiwiana

Kiwiana

Camera

1996

 Visible Evidence

Visible Evidence

Director

1996

 Flip & Two Twisters

Flip & Two Twisters

Camera

1995

 Putting our Town on the Map

Putting our Town on the Map

Camera

1995

 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Cinematographer

1994

 Peter Peryer: Portrait of a Photographer

Peter Peryer: Portrait of a Photographer

Camera

1994

 Snap

Snap

Cinematographer

1994

 Act of Murder

Act of Murder

Camera

1993

 Bread & Roses

Bread & Roses

Camera Operator

1993

 Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Cinematographer

1993

 Dominion Road

Dominion Road

Camera

1992

 The Footstep Man

The Footstep Man

Director
Writer

1992

 Linda's Body

Linda's Body

Cinematographer

1990

 Ruby and Rata

Ruby and Rata

Cinematographer

1990

 Just Me and Mario

Just Me and Mario

Camera

1989

 Beyond Gravity

Beyond Gravity

Cinematographer

1988

 Illustrious Energy

Illustrious Energy

Director
Writer

1988

 The Lounge Bar

The Lounge Bar

Cinematographer

1988

 Kai Purakau - The Storyteller

Kai Purakau - The Storyteller

Camera

1987

 Napier: The Newest City on the Globe

Napier: The Newest City on the Globe

Cinematographer

1986

 About Face: A Fitting Tribute

About Face: A Fitting Tribute

Camera

1985

 About Face: Return Journey

About Face: Return Journey

Camera

1985

 Other Halves

Other Halves

Cinematographer

1984

 Trespasses

Trespasses

Cinematographer

1984

 Patu!

Patu!

Camera

1983

 Strata

Strata

Cinematographer

1983

 The Bridge - A Story of Men in Dispute

The Bridge - A Story of Men in Dispute

Camera

1982

 Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

Camera

1981

 Man of the Trees

Man of the Trees

Director
Camera

1981

 Bastion Point: Day 507

Bastion Point: Day 507

Camera
Editor
Co-Director

1980

 Doctor I Like Your Medicine

Doctor I Like Your Medicine

Director

1980

 Gung Ho - Rewi Alley of China

Gung Ho - Rewi Alley of China

Camera

1980

 Queen Street

Queen Street

Camera

1980

 The Greatest Run on Earth

The Greatest Run on Earth

Additional Camera

1980

 The Humble Force

The Humble Force

Camera

1980

 Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Cinematographer

1978

 News at Ten

News at Ten

Camera

1975 - 1976

 Seven Days

Seven Days

Camera

1975 - 1977

 Te Matakite O Aotearoa - The Māori Land March

Te Matakite O Aotearoa - The Māori Land March

Camera

1975

 Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

Camera

1974

 The Games Affair

The Games Affair

Assistant Camera

1974

 The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

Assistant Camera

1974

 The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

Assistant Camera

1974

 A FIlm of Real Time: a Light/Sound Environment

A FIlm of Real Time: a Light/Sound Environment

Director
Editor

1971

 Room Two

Room Two

Director
Editor

1968

 Country Calendar

Country Calendar

Camera

1974 - 1977


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Awards

2014 Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (The Moas)
Services to Cinema Award

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography - Film: for Dean Spanley

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography - Film (with Adam Clark and Alun Bollinger): for Rain of the Children

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography - Film: for No. 2

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography: for Whale Rider

2000 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Cinematography - Film: for The Price of Milk

1998 Athens Short Film Festival
Honorary Distinction for Best Cinematography: for Possum

1998 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Cinematography in a Short Drama: for Possum

1994 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Cinematography - Film: for Desperate Remedies

1993 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Film : for The Footstep Man
Nominated for Best Screenplay - Film (with Martin Edmond): for The Footstep Man
Nominated for Best Film: The Footstep Man

1993 Fantasporto Film Festival (Portugal)
Nominated for Top Award for Best Fantasy Film: The Footstep Man 

1988 Taormina Film Festival (Italy)
Bronze Charybdis (Third prize): for Illustrious Energy

1988 Hawaii International Film Festival
East-West Centre Award for Best Film: for Illustrious Energy

1988 New Zealand Listener Film & Television Awards
Best Director - Film: Illustrious Energy
Nominated for Best Film : Illustrious Energy
Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - Film (with Martin Edmond): for Illustrious Energy

1986 National Mutual GOFTA Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography - Film: for Other Halves

1982 Monte Carlo Television Festival
Prince Rainer III Prize: for Man of the Trees