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Max Quinn

Director, Producer, Camera

 Max Quinn

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Max Quinn

Max Quinn began dabbling in filmmaking as a teenager. Aged 17, he joined the NZBC as a trainee film cameraman. At 25 he was shooting landmark dramas like Hunter’s Gold. In 1980 Quinn moved into directing and producing. Since joining Dunedin’s Natural History Unit (now NHNZ) in 1987, his double-barreled talents have helped establish a reputation as one of the most experienced polar filmmakers on the globe.

She got a sniff of me and she came right up to me. There I was on my own on the sea ice, with this beautiful big female polar bear, stalking me no more than 10 metres away.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Abalone Wars

Abalone Wars

Camera
Post-Production Producer

2013

 Primeval New Zealand

Primeval New Zealand

Camera

2011

 Awesome Pawsome 2 - The Next Generation

Awesome Pawsome 2 - The Next Generation

Director
Producer

2010

 Jewels of the World

Jewels of the World

Camera

2010

 Expedition Antarctica

Expedition Antarctica

Director
Producer
Camera

2009

 What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

Director
Associate Producer

2007

 Ice Worlds

Ice Worlds

Director
Producer
Camera

2000

 Into the Teeth of the Blizzard

Into the Teeth of the Blizzard

Producer
Camera

1999

 A Wild Moose Chase

A Wild Moose Chase

Director
Producer
Camera

1998

 The Lost Whales

The Lost Whales

Director
Producer
Camera

1997

 Realm of the Rhododendron

Realm of the Rhododendron

Director
Producer
Camera

1994

 Antarctica: Planet of Ice

Antarctica: Planet of Ice

Director

1993

 Ozone - Cancer of the Sky

Ozone - Cancer of the Sky

Director
Producer
Camera

1993

 Emperors of Antarctica

Emperors of Antarctica

Director
Camera

1992

 The Longest Night

The Longest Night

Director
Camera

1992

 Bidibidi

Bidibidi

Producer
Director

1990 - 1991

 Bidibidi - Episode One

Bidibidi - Episode One

Producer
Director

1990

 Albatross Watch

Albatross Watch

Director

1987

 World at Your Feet

World at Your Feet

Director
Producer

1987

 Moon Jumper

Moon Jumper

Director

1986 - 1987

 Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Director
Producer

1989
1989

 Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Director

1986

 What Now?

What Now?

Director

1981 - present

 Wildtrack

Wildtrack

Director
Producer

1988
1988

 After School

After School

Director

1980 - 1989

 How's That

How's That

Director

1979 - 1980

 Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

Camera

1978

 Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Vintage Murder

Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Vintage Murder

Camera

1978

 The Mackenzie Affair

The Mackenzie Affair

Camera

1977

 The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

Camera

1977

 Hunter's Gold

Hunter's Gold

Camera

1976

 Hunter's Gold - Episode One

Hunter's Gold - Episode One

Camera

1976

 Richard Pearse

Richard Pearse

Camera

1975

 Play School

Play School

Director

1972 - 1990


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

1997 EarthVision: The Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival
Excellence Award: for The Lost Whales

1997 Stambecco d'Oro Nature Film Festival
Conservation Prize: for The Lost Whales

1997 NZ Television Awards
Nominated for Best Camera: for A Wild Moose Chase

1994 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Director - Television (shared with Michael Single) for Wild South: Antarctic Trilogy

1994 National Education Media Network Awards (United States)
Bronze Apple: for Ozone - Cancer of the Sky

1991 US Cable Ace Awards
Finalists: The Longest Night, and Emperors of Antarctica

1989 Listener Film and Television Awards

Nominated for Best Live Coverage: Albatross Watch