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

Herbs - Songs of Freedom

2019, Cinematographer - Film

Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2016, Cinematographer - Film

The Confessions of Prisoner T

2013, Additional Camera - Television

Mt Zion

2012, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Film

The Russians are Coming

2011, Cinematographer - Television

Nights in the Gardens of Spain

2010, Cinematographer - Television

Let My Whakapapa Speak

2008, Camera - Television

Tangaroa

2007, Camera - Music video

Doves of War

2006, Cinematographer - Television

Orange Roughies

2006 - 2007, Camera - Television

Doves of War - First Episode

2006, Cinematographer - Television

Orange Roughies - First Episode

2006, Cinematographer - Television

Fracture

2004, Cinematographer - Film

Hard Out - First Episode

2003, Cinematographer - Television

Skin and Bone

2003, Cinematographer - Television

Being Eve

2001 - 2002, Camera - Television

Mataku

2001 - 2005, Camera - Television

Te Ao Kapurangi (Warrior Woman)

2001, Cinematographer - Short Film

Hotere

2001, Additional Camera - Film

Street Legal

2000 - 2005, Cinematographer - Television

Magik and Rose

1999, Cinematographer - Film

Treaty

1996, Cinematographer - Music video

See What Love Can Do

1992, Director - Music video

Lovelock

1992, Cinematographer- Additional Footage - Short Film

Pleasures and Dangers

1991, Camera Assistant - NZ - Television

Ruby and Rata

1990, Second Unit Camera Operator - Film

E Tipu E Rea - Eel

1989, Focus Puller - Television

E Tipu e Rea - Roimata

1989, Focus Puller, Additional Camera - Television

E Tipu e Rea - Variations on a Theme

1989, Focus Puller - Television