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John Cavill

Cinematographer

Cinematographer John Cavill was trained in the glory days of state television. After entering the industry at the age of 17, he went on to film everything from comedy to sports — then from the late 1990s, globally successful shows like Hercules, Xena and Spartacus. His CV reflects his experience in shooting action and visual effects. In 2018 Cavill won a Daytime Emmy for Chinese-American production Scars of Nanking

In my career I got to witness the demise of film...it didn’t take more than five years. Film disappeared and it all became digital. Now TV work is offering the same budget as films used to. John Cavill

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We Need to Talk about A.I.

2021, Cinematographer - Film

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The Luminaries

2020, Cinematographer - Additional Unit - Television

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The Luminaries (promo)

2020, Additional Unit Director of Photography - Television

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A Woman's Right to Shoes

2017, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Gary of the Pacific

2017, Second Unit Cinematographer - Film

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The Topp Twins: - Untouchable Girls

2009, Additional Camera - Film

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Show of Hands

2008, Cinematographer - Film

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We're Here to Help

2007, Cinematographer - Film

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Try Revolution

2006, Cinematographer - New Zealand - Television

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King Kong

2005, Second Unit Cinematographer and Camera Operator - Film

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Haunting Douglas

2003, Camera - Television

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003, Visual Effects Unit Cinematographer - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002, Second Unit Cinematographer - Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001, Second Unit Cinematographer - Film

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Street Legal

2002 - 2003, Cinematographer - Television

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Highwater

1997, Cinematographer - Television

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Petrouchka in Performance

1993, Camera - Television

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Strictly Acappella

1993, Camera - Television

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Magic Kiwis - Howard Morrison

1990, Camera - Television

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Magic Kiwis - Lynn & Fred

1990, Camera Operator - Television

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McCormick Country - Series Two, Episode One

1989, Camera - Television

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Magic Kiwis

1989 - 1991, Camera - Television

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McCormick Country

1989, Camera - Television

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McPhail & Gadsby

1980 - 1987, 1998, Camera - Television

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A Week of It - Christmas Special

1979, Camera - Television

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A Week of It

1979, Camera - Television