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Cyril Morton

Producer, Cinematographer

Cyril Morton's career began in the 1920s, during New Zealand's first sustained burst of filmmaking. Morton helped create government filmmaking body the National Film Unit. The former cameraman was later second-in-command at the unit for 13 years, until retiring in 1963. He passed away on 25 June 1986. 

A film pioneer, who for more than 40 years guided the production of government films; a founding father of the National Film Unit; a man whose work in capturing New Zealand on film was seen by people all over the world. Former National Film Unit archivist Clive Sowry