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Lynton Diggle

Cameraman, Director

 Lynton Diggle

 Lynton Diggle
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Lynton Diggle

Lynton Diggle spent almost 25 years working as a cameraman and director for Government picture-makers the National Film Unit. Diggle's rich career has seen him shooting in Antarctica, in the waters of Lake Taupo, and with Lawrence of Arabia director David Lean. 

I always regarded documentary filmmaking as a very privileged occupation. Working in the Arctic and Antarctica, plus around the Pacific basin and New Zealand, and actually being paid to do so was a fantastic life. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Irresistible Forces

Irresistible Forces

Camera
Director Antarctic Unit

1989

 Circuits of Gold

Circuits of Gold

2nd Unit

1987

 Beyond the Roaring Forties - The Story of New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands

Beyond the Roaring Forties - The Story of New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands

Camera

1986

 Mikhail Lermontov

Mikhail Lermontov

Director
Camera

1986

 Hillary's Adventurers

Hillary's Adventurers

Director
Producer
Camera

1985

 The Great New Zealand 1kg of Cheese

The Great New Zealand 1kg of Cheese

Director
Camera

1985

 Flying Light (in a Sky of Our Own)

Flying Light (in a Sky of Our Own)

Camera

1983

 In Bligh's Wake

In Bligh's Wake

Director
Camera
Producer

1983

 The Big Ice

The Big Ice

Director

1983

 Waigani Express

Waigani Express

Camera
Producer
Director

1982

 A Fated Ship

A Fated Ship

Camera

1981

 Painting in an Empty Land

Painting in an Empty Land

Camera

1981

 Antarctica

Antarctica

Director
Camera

1980

 The Greatest Run on Earth

The Greatest Run on Earth

Additional Camera

1980

 Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor

Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor

Underwater Camera

1979

 The Kauri

The Kauri

Camera

1978

 Flare - A Ski Trip

Flare - A Ski Trip

Camera

1977

 Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

Camera

1975

 President Coolidge

President Coolidge

Camera
Producer
Director

1975

 Games 74

Games 74

Camera

1974

 Ralph Hotere

Ralph Hotere

Camera

1974

 One of Those People Who Live in the World - The Journey (Part One)

One of Those People Who Live in the World - The Journey (Part One)

Camera

1973

 Roads to Resources

Roads to Resources

Camera

1973

 Gone up North for a While

Gone up North for a While

Camera

1972

 Big Spring Sail

Big Spring Sail

Camera

1971

 The One Ton Cup

The One Ton Cup

Camera
Director

1971

 Barry Brickell: Potter

Barry Brickell: Potter

Director
Camera

1970

 The Dairy Industry

The Dairy Industry

Camera

1970

 Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant, James Cook

Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant, James Cook

Camera

1970

 Pictorial Parade No. 221 - Art Surgeon

Pictorial Parade No. 221 - Art Surgeon

Director
Camera

1969

 Through the Fire

Through the Fire

Camera
Director

1969

 Spindrift

Spindrift

Camera

1968

 The Accessible Arctic

The Accessible Arctic

Camera

1967

 This Auckland

This Auckland

Camera

1967

 Peter Snell - Athlete

Peter Snell - Athlete

Camera
Director

1964

 The Twin Lakes: Manapouri and Te Anau

The Twin Lakes: Manapouri and Te Anau

Camera

1963

 Watch Out In The Water!

Watch Out In The Water!

Camera

1963

 Pictorial Parade No. 91

Pictorial Parade No. 91

Camera

1959


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

Awards

1984 New York International Film and Television Festival
Bronze Medal: for The Duke

1983 American Film Festival
Honourable Mention: for Operation Overdue

1982 New York International Film and Television Festival
Gold Medal: for Kiwifruit

1982 Chicago Industrial Film Festival
Creative Excellence: for Waigani Expess

1980 Los Angeles Underwater Film Festival
First Prize: President Coolidge

1971 American Film and Video Association (then the Educational Film Library Association - United States)
Red Ribbon Award: for Barry Brickell: Potter

1970 Gold Mercury Awards (Italy)
First Prize: for Barry Brickell: Potter

1970 New York Film Festival
Gold Honours Award: for Art Surgeon