Profile image for Alun Bollinger

Alun Bollinger

Cinematographer

Alun Bollinger, MNZM, has been crafting the slanting southern light onto film and other formats, for almost 40 years. He is arguably New Zealand's premier cinematographer; images framed by Bollinger's camera include some of the most indelible memories to come from iconic films like Goodbye Pork Pie, Vigil and Heavenly Creatures.

I like being minimalist. I suppose it’s because I’ve been brought up in the shoestring school of filmmaking. I quite enjoy for instance putting up one light and making it do two or three different jobs. Alun Bollinger

Thumbnail image for The Stolen

The Stolen

2017, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for The Great Maiden's Blush

The Great Maiden's Blush

2015, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua

Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua

2014, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for White Lies

White Lies

2013, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Love Birds

Love Birds

2011, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Matariki

Matariki

2010, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for The Making of Home by Christmas

The Making of Home by Christmas

2010, Subject - Film

Thumbnail image for 50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for 50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for 50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for Home by Christmas

Home by Christmas

2010, Director of Photography - Film

Thumbnail image for Barefoot Cinema

Barefoot Cinema

2008, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for Rain of the Children

Rain of the Children

2008, Camera Operator - Film

Thumbnail image for Lovely Rita

Lovely Rita

2007, Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for River Queen

River Queen

2005, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

2003, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Spring Flames

Spring Flames

2003, Camera - Short Film

Thumbnail image for The Living Room - Series One, Episode Eight

The Living Room - Series One, Episode Eight

2002, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for The Living Room - Series One (excerpts)

The Living Room - Series One (excerpts)

2002 - 2003, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for The Dark Side of the Moon - An Addict's Story

The Dark Side of the Moon - An Addict's Story

2001, Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for Blerta Revisited

Blerta Revisited

2001, Camera - Film

Thumbnail image for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001, Second Unit Camera - Film

Thumbnail image for Numero Bruno

Numero Bruno

2000, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1999, Camera Operator - Film

Thumbnail image for Song of the Siren

Song of the Siren

1997, Camera - Short Film

Thumbnail image for Hone Tuwhare

Hone Tuwhare

1996, Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for The Frighteners

The Frighteners

1996, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Film

Thumbnail image for Cinema of Unease

Cinema of Unease

1995, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Forgotten Silver

Forgotten Silver

1995, Cinematographer - Television

Thumbnail image for War Stories

War Stories

1995, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures

1994, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Bread & Roses

Bread & Roses

1993, Additional Photography - Television

Thumbnail image for The Making of Bread & Roses

The Making of Bread & Roses

1993, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for The Piano

The Piano

1993, Camera Operator - Film

Thumbnail image for The End of the Golden Weather

The End of the Golden Weather

1991, Cinematographer, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Gloria

Gloria

1990, Director, Camera Operator - Short Film

Thumbnail image for Cowboys of Culture

Cowboys of Culture

1990, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for I Am a Dancer!

I Am a Dancer!

1990, Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for Ruia Taitea: The World is Where We Are

Ruia Taitea: The World is Where We Are

1990, Camera - Film

Thumbnail image for Parihaka

Parihaka

1989, Cinematographer - Music video

Thumbnail image for Space Knights - The Golden Knight (First Episode)

Space Knights - The Golden Knight (First Episode)

1989, SFX Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for A Soldier's Tale

A Soldier's Tale

1988, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for The Haunting of Barney Palmer

The Haunting of Barney Palmer

1986, Cinematographer - Television

Thumbnail image for Mr Wrong

Mr Wrong

1985, Camera Operator - Film

Thumbnail image for Came a Hot Friday

Came a Hot Friday

1984, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Heart of the Stag

Heart of the Stag

1984, Second Unit Camera - Film

Thumbnail image for Vigil

Vigil

1984, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Patu!

Patu!

1983, Camera - Film

Thumbnail image for Making Utu

Making Utu

1982, Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for The Only One You Need

The Only One You Need

1982, Cinematographer - Music video

Thumbnail image for The Monster's Christmas

The Monster's Christmas

1981, Gaffer - Television

Thumbnail image for Goodbye Pork Pie

Goodbye Pork Pie

1981, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Kaleidoscope - Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Kaleidoscope - Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, Subject - Television

Thumbnail image for Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Nutcase

Nutcase

1980, Gaffer - Film

Thumbnail image for Middle Age Spread

Middle Age Spread

1979, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for Sons for the Return Home

Sons for the Return Home

1979, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for New Wave Goodbye

New Wave Goodbye

1978, Camera - Music video

Thumbnail image for A State of Siege

A State of Siege

1978, Cinematographer - Short Film

Thumbnail image for Charlie Horse

Charlie Horse

1978, Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

1977, Gaffer - Film

Thumbnail image for Wild Man

Wild Man

1977, Cinematographer - Film

Thumbnail image for The God Boy

The God Boy

1976, Camera Operator - Television

Thumbnail image for Uenuku

Uenuku

1974, Cinematographer - Television

Thumbnail image for The Games Affair

The Games Affair

1974, 2nd Unit Camera, Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

1974, Camera - Television

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

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

1974, 2nd Unit Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for The Magpies

The Magpies

1974, Camera - Short Film

Thumbnail image for Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

1973, Camera - Television

Thumbnail image for Tank Busters

Tank Busters

1970, Camera - Television