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Grant McKinnon

Cinematographer

Grant McKinnon is a New Zealand cinematographer with a hands-on background in lighting and camera operating. His screenography includes a prolific slate of celebrated short films, including Sparrow and Ross & Beth, which both won awards for cinematography. In 2002 he shot his first feature film, Harry Sinclair's romantic comedy Toy Love. He juggles film work with a variety of television series, including comedy (Super City), drama (Vegas, Head High) and documentary (Funny As). McKinnon was the cinematographer on big screen rural drama Bellbird and Ka Whawhai Tonu, which dramatises a key battle in the New Zealand Wars

The ability to evoke the full spectrum of emotions by using pictures is the art of cinematography. I believe the choice of these pictures is what sets great cinematographers apart. Grant McKinnon

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Ka Whawhai Tonu

2024, Cinematographer - Film

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Mysterious Ways

2023, Cinematographer - Film

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Cinematographer - Television

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Bellbird

2019, Cinematographer - Film

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy (series promo)

2019, Cinematographer - Television

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Sparrow

2017, Cinematographer - Short Film

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McLaren

2017, Cinematographer - Dramatic - Film

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Kairākau

2016 - 2023, Cinematographer - Television

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Kairākau - First Episode

2016, Cinematographer - Television

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Abandoned

2015, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Television

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Loading Docs 2015 - Tihei

2015, Cinematographer - Web

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The Last Saint

2014, Camera - Film

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Hope and Wire - Full Series

2014, B Camera Operator - Television

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Orphans & Kingdoms

2014, Camera Operator - Film

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The Dead Lands

2014, B Camera Operator - Film

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Ross & Beth

2014, Cinematographer - Short Film

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The Confessions of Prisoner 'T'

2013, Cinematographer - Television

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Harry - This is Personal (First Episode)

2013, Second Camera Operator - Television

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Tom's Dairy

2013, Cinematographer - Short Film

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What Really Happened - Votes for Women

2012, Second Camera Operator - Television

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Strongman - The Tragedy

2012, Second Camera Operator - Dramatic Sequences - Television

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Tatau

2012, Cinematographer - Short Film

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The Orator - O Le Tulafale

2011, B Camera Operator, Additional Photography - Film

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Super City

2013, Cinematographer - Television

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Taku Rākau E

2010, Cinematographer - Film

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In My Father's Den

2004, Additional Camera Operator - Film

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Toy Love

2002, Cinematographer - Film

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Letters about the Weather

1999, Cinematographer - Short Film