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Fred Renata

Cinematographer

Fred Renata jumped from electrical engineering into film, after joining the camera crew on Merata Mita's only dramatic feature, Mauri (1987). After helping out on landmark Māori drama series E Tipu e Rea, he later shot his first feature, Magik and Rose (1999). Since then his work as a cinematographer has ranged widely — from music videos and adverts, to hit TV shows 800 Words and Being Eve, to successful movie Mt Zion. Renata has also shot many documentaries (Poi E, Herbs - Songs of Freedom, Hotere), often with Māori themes. In 2003 he won an NZ Television Award, for his work on drama series Street Legal.

Fred has an eye like a viewfinder. [Producer] Larry (Parr) suggested that Fred's pupils might be rectangular — and I don't think he's far wrong. Magik and Rose director Vanessa Alexander

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Herbs - Songs of Freedom

2019, Cinematographer - Film

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Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2016, Cinematographer - Film

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800 Words

2015 - 2018, Cinematographer - Television

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800 Words - First Episode

2015, Cinematographer - Television

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The Confessions of Prisoner T

2013, Additional Camera - Television

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Mt Zion

2012, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Film

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The Russians are Coming

2011, Cinematographer - Television

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain

2010, Cinematographer - Television

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Let My Whakapapa Speak

2008, Camera - Television

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Tangaroa

2007, Camera - Music video

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Doves of War

2006, Cinematographer - Television

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Orange Roughies

2006 - 2007, Camera - Television

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Doves of War - First Episode

2006, Cinematographer - Television

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Orange Roughies - First Episode

2006, Cinematographer - Television

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Fracture

2004, Cinematographer - Film

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Hard Out - First Episode

2003, Cinematographer - Television

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Skin and Bone

2003, Cinematographer - Television

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Being Eve

2001 - 2002, Camera - Television

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Mataku

2001 - 2005, Camera - Television

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Te Ao Kapurangi (Warrior Woman)

2001, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Hotere

2001, Additional Camera - Film

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Street Legal

2000 - 2005, Cinematographer - Television

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Magik and Rose

1999, Cinematographer - Film

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Tangata Whenua

1998, Cinematographer - Music video

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Treaty

1996, Cinematographer - Music video

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See What Love Can Do

1992, Director - Music video

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Lovelock

1992, Cinematographer- Additional Footage - Short Film

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Pleasures and Dangers

1991, Camera Assistant - NZ - Television

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Ruby and Rata

1990, Second Unit Camera Operator - Film

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E Tipu E Rea - Eel

1989, Focus Puller - Television

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E Tipu e Rea - Roimata

1989, Focus Puller, Additional Camera - Television

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E Tipu e Rea - Variations on a Theme

1989, Focus Puller - Television