Ivars Berzins

Cinematographer, Director

Ivars Berzins fell in love with photography aged eight, en route to TV assignments across NZ, in Norwegian fjords, and in East Timor. Berzins was chief cameraman in TVNZ's Wellington office before leaving in 1996 to start company Pacific Crews (now Pacific Screen), which he went on to run with his wife, producer Amanda Evans. These days he directs as well as films, including on documentary series New Zealand Stories.

It’s such a huge privilege to be let into peoples lives, and something I never take for granted. The ordinary can become extraordinary through the lens; and as such there are big responsibilities that come with documentary filmmaking. Ivars Berzins

Great War Stories 4 - Bill Dobson

2017, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Dr Jessie Scott

2017, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Falaoa Tosene

2017, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Harry Varnham

2017, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Rizk Alexander

2017, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Thomas Blake

2017, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Victor Low

2017, Camera - Television

No Ordinary Sheila

2017, Camera - Film

Great War Stories 3 - Leslie Beauchamp

2016, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 3 - Peter Howden

2016, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Ettie Rout

2015, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Hāmi Grace

2015, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Lottie Le Gallais

2015, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Ormond Burton

2015, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 2 - The Executed Five

2015, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 2 - The Harper Brothers

2015, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 2 - William Malone

2015, Camera - Television

Great War Stories

2014 - 2018, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Bess and the War Horses

2014, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Harold Gillies and Henry Pickerill

2014, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Keith Caldwell

2014, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Lady Liverpool

2014, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Leonard Hart

2014, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Mark Briggs

2014, Camera - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Rikihana Carkeek

2014, Camera - Television

New Zealand Stories - Operation Restore Hope

2011, Director, Camera - Television

My God - Ray Avery

2011, Camera - Television

New Zealand Stories

2011, Camera, Director - Television

New Zealand Stories - Battle at the Basilica

2011, Director, Camera - Television

New Zealand Stories - The Womad Wrangler

2011, Camera - Television

Laughing Samoans at Large - First Episode

2010, Camera - Television

My God - Gareth Morgan

2009, Camera - Television

Lost in Libya

2009, Camera - Television

The Boy from Island Bay

2008, Cinematographer - Television

An Abbreviated Life: Sarah's Story Living with Cystic Fibrosis

2008, Camera - Television

Native Affairs

2013, Camera - Television

My God

2007 - 2011, Director - Television

Special Investigators - Episode Eight

2006, Director, Camera - Television

Ken Douglas: Traitor or Visionary?

2006, Main Camera, Camera - Television

Vietnam - My Father's War

2006, Sound, Camera - Television

The Whistle Blowers

2004, Camera - Television

Out of the Shadows

2003, Camera - Television

The Write Stuff - Emily Perkins and Bill Manhire

1997, Field Crew - Television

For Arts Sake

1996, Camera - Television

Assignment

1995 – 1996, Camera - Television

Frontline - Five Days in July

1994, Camera - Television

Asia Downunder

1996 – 2005, Camera - Television

Marae

1998 – 2001, Camera - Television

Holmes

1989 – 1996, Camera - Television

Waka Huia

2000 – 2001, Camera - Television

Tagata Pasifika

1996 – ongoing, Camera - Television

The Big Ice

1984, Assistant Camera - Television

Kids and Other People

1982, Assistant Camera - Short Film

A Fated Ship

1981, Assistant camera - Television

Close Up

1981 – 1984, 1987, Camera - Television

Māori

1981, Assistant Camera - Short Film

Studio Tour

1981, Camera Operator - Short Film

The New Zealanders

1978, Assistant Camera - Short Film

TV One News

1982 – 1984, 1987 – 1996, Camera - Television