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Brian Cross

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A National Film Unit cameraman for 36 years, Brian Cross worked on a large number of films, ranging from royal tours and rugby tours to industrial progress in forestry and electricity transmission, some as cameraman and director. He is particularly remembered for his record of the maiden voyage of HMNZS. Otago, and for his many films of New Zealand railways.

Image credit: Archives New Zealand, ref AAQT 6421 B18889

The officers I came across with are joining Taranaki and are a good bunch. Thousands of extra ideas have come to me as a result of talking to these blokes – but we are not producing a Ben Hur! Brian Cross in a 12 June 1960 aerogramme from London to NFU manager Geoffrey Scott (source Archives New Zealand)

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Dogstar

1986, Camera - Short Film

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Te Māori - A Celebration of the People and their Art

1985, Camera - Short Film

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Tour Magnifique

1982, Camera - Short Film

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Contact - The Turn of the Wheel

1981, Camera - Television

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Score

1980, Camera - Short Film

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Flare - A Ski Trip

1977, Camera - Short Film

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Racing Rivers

1976, Camera - Short Film

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A Train for Christmas

1975, Camera - Short Film

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Children of the Mist

1974, Camera - Short Film

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Games 74

1974, Camera - Film

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Tāhere Tikitiki - The Making of a Māori Canoe

1974, Camera - Television

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The State Visit to New Zealand of Their Imperial Majesties the Shahanshah Aryamehr and the Shahbanou of Iran 1974

1974, Camera - Short Film

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The Street

1973, Camera - Short Film

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Roseworld '71

1972, Camera - Short Film

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The Line

1970, Director - Short Film

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Atoll People

1970, Camera - Short Film

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Good Times Two

1968, Camera - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 200 - Kb Country

1968, Camera - Short Film

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Spindrift

1968, Camera - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 195 - After Ninety Years

1967, Camera - Short Film

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Toehold on a Harbour

1966, Camera - Short Film

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The Young Giant Kaingaroa

1966, Camera, Director - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 184 - New Zealand's Day with 'LBJ'

1966, Camera - Short Film

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Valley of Waitomo

1965, Camera - Short Film

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Four for the Clouds

1964, Camera - Short Film

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Holiday for Susan

1962, Camera - Short Film

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A Ship Sails Home

1962, Camera, Director - Short Film

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France vs New Zealand (first test, 1961)

1961, Camera - Short Film

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The Māori Today

1960, Camera - Short Film

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The Lion and the Kiwi

1959, Camera - Film

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Ross Sea Appeal - Children Meet Hillary

1955, Camera - Short Film